BORDER: A Journey to the Edge of Europe
Granta UK, Greywolf USA, 2017. Bulgarian edition. Polish, German, French, Chinese, Ukrainian editions forthcoming.
Winner of the Highland Book Prize
Shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing
Shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize for Non-Fiction
Shortlisted for the 2018 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize
Winner of the 2017 Edward Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year
Winner of the 2017 Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year
Winner of the 2017 Saltire Society Non-Fiction Book of the Year
Also shortlisted for The Baillie-Gifford Prize, The National Book Critics Circle Awards (US), and The Gordon Burn Prize
TWELVE MINUTES OF LOVE: a tango story
Portobello UK, 2011. Czech, Polish, Bulgarian and Russian editions.
‘An exquisitely crafted blending of travelogue, memoir, dance history and some seriously good writing on the human condition, it delves deep into the obsessive nature of tango and vividly depicts a world full of beauty and heartbreak, love and loss.’ The Independent
STREET WITHOUT A NAME
Portobello UK, 2008. Bulgarian and Swedish editions.
“Not many books on the travel shelves have the force of revelation, but this one does. Kapka Kassabova leads us into a country most of us have hardly read about with an elegant assurance, an acid wit and a heart-rending precision that can make you see the world quite differently. This book is a treasure.” Pico Iyer
Alma UK, Penguin NZ, 2011. Bulgarian and Mexican edition.
‘The exoticism here is reminiscent of Somerset Maugham’s Borneo Stories and the quasi-hallucinogenic experiences of Paul Bowles’ The Sheltering Sky.’ The Times Literary Supplement
Penguin NZ, 1999. Israeli and Japanese editions.
Winner of the 2000 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Novel in South-East Asia and the Pacific. Short-listed for 1999 Montana Book Awards for Best First Novel.
photography by Nedret Benzet, ‘The Charcoal Maker’s Son’