La pace sono due laghi/ La Stampa, TuttoLibri

Dans le bassin des dames/ Le grand tour. Autoportrait de l’Europe par ses écrivains (Grasset 2022). Edited by Olivier Guez

Деветата чешма. Един ден на колибите/ Тоест

The Ninth Spring/ Granta Magazine issue 157 ‘Should We Have Stayed at Home’, editor William Atkins

From Rag to Label: the Bulgarian seamstresses who toil to supply international fashion labels/ Vagabond Magazine

The Lake/ Granta Magazine issue 151 ‘Membrane’ , editor Rana Dasgupta


Life & Arts Financial Times/ ‘Memorial’ by Peter White: the View from the Highlands

Ambit Magazine, ‘Cold Water’

Love Letter to Europe

The Year of Conversation/ A Border Conversation (adapted from ‘One Hundred and Twenty Sins in Border

Where the Mind is Without Fear: a diary of the Jaipur Literature Festival 2019, Open Magazine

Love Letter To Europe, Scottish Monument, Edinburgh Hogmanay. A collaborative audio-visual work with Bright Side Studios and composer Pippa Murphy


The Balkan Lake That Keeps Pulling Me Back, The Economist

Border Ghosts, World Literature Today/ Nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2018


photo by Nedret Benzet, Turkish border village

Why borders still haunt us, The Guardian

‘Overnight, my school emptied’: the Story of a European Border Checkpoint, New Statesman

The Chicken Shack, Tin House

To Step Across the Line, The Wapping Project

Europe’s Last Border, The Scottish Review of Books


Nowhere Stranger Than Strandja, 1843 Magazine

My Madeleine: A Spoonful of Yogurt, 1843 Magazine

Tango mi amor, Aeon Magazine

Shadow Plays: the Art of Eduard Bersudsky, Aeon Magazine

I would Drive 500 Miles, The Guardian

Photograph of the author’s mother, grandmother and aunt on Lake Ohrid, 1967. Copyrighted image.