The Bulgarian writer discusses her universally acclaimed and multi-award-winning Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe and her new book To The Lake: A Balkan Journey of War and Peace. The vast lakes Ohrid and Prespa are joined by underground rivers. Two lakes that seem to hold both the turbulent memories of the region's past, and the secret of its enduring allure. Two lakes that have played a central role in Kassabova's maternal family.
Syjuco is a Filipino novelist and professor at New York University Abu Dhabi.