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Event 98

THE EDGE OF EUROPE

Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe by NZ expat-Bulgarian Kapka Kassabova is described by the LA Review of Books as “that rarest of things: a travel book with a conscience that is also a compendium of wonders”. It has won the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year, the Scottish Book of the Year, and been shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Baillie Gifford Non-Fiction Award. An accomplished writer of nonfiction, fiction and poetry, Kassabova explored the borderlands of Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece, a region shaped by forces of history, and in so doing has produced a meditation on interstices – those areas between countries, cultures, others and ourselves. In discussion with Lloyd Jones.

Supported by Platinum Patrons Mary Biggs & Peter Biggs CNZM.

Sun, 20 May 2018

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