Books

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

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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
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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

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VILLA PACIFICA

 

 

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

RECONNAISSANCE

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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’