Kapka Kassabova - Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe
Kapka Kassabova was born and raised in Bulgaria, emigrating with her family to New Zealand in the late 1980s. In her late teens and twenties she published two poetry collections: All Roads Lead to the Sea (1997) and the Commonwealth Writers Prize winner for debut fiction in Asia Pacific, Reconnaissance (1999). In 2004, Kassabova moved to Scotland, and has since published four books, the last of which, Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe (2017) was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize. She has also published poetry collections. Kassabova, who now lives in the Scottish Highlands, will be a guest of the Auckland Writers Festival, May 15-20.