The voices speaking here from a Roman housewife to a Chinese bar owner in Berlin or an Argentine DJ are the voices of the heart sick, the culturally jet lagged, people from photographs, the tenants of lives, cities, and destinies. Read Geography For The Lost – bluevapours.co.uk
Kapka Kassabova was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria in the 1970s and 1980s Her family emigrated to New Zealand just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and she spent her late teens and twenties in New Zealand where she studied French Literature, and published two poetry collections and the Commonwealth Writers Prize winner for debut fiction in Asia Pacific, Reconnaissance In 2004, Kapka moved to Scotland and published Street Without a Name Portobello, 2008 It is a story of the last Communist childhood and a journey across post communist Bulgaria It was short listed for the Dolman Travel Book Award.The music memoir Twelve Minutes of Love Portobello 2011 , a tale of Argentine tango, obsession and the search for home, was short listed for the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards.Villa Pacifica Alma Books 2011 , a novel with an equatorial setting, came out at the same time Border a journey to the edge of Europe 2017 Granta Greywolf is an exploration of Europe s remotest border region Her essays and articles have appeared in The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement, Vogue, The Sunday Times, The Scottish Review of Books, The NZ Listener, The New Statesman, and 1843 Magazine.
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- Geography For The Lost
- Kapka Kassabova
- 08 September 2018 Kapka Kassabova