Kapka Kassabova is the author of nine novels and works of narrative non-fiction as well as of four poetry collections. Her 2017 book Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe won many literary awards including the Saltire prize for Scottish Book of the Year and the Highland Book Prize. Kapka will be talking about her new book, Elixir: In the Valley at the End of Time. Set in the valley of the Mesta, one of the oldest inhabited river valleys in Europe and a magnet for wild plant gatherers, Elixir is an unforgettable exploration of the deep connections between people, plants and place. Immersive and enthralling, at its heart Elixir is a search for a cure to what ails us in the Anthropocene. It is an urgent call to rethink how we live – in relation to one another, to the Earth and to the cosmos.