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Caroline Eden is a writer and journalist contributing to the travel, food and arts pages of The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Financial Times and elsewhere.

Specialising in the former Soviet Union she has filed stories from Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Russia, Kyrgyzstan Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Haiti and Bangladesh for BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent and has spoken to audiences about her adventures at the Financial Times Weekend Festival, Royal Geographical Society, Asia House, Stanfords and the Frontline Club.

Caroline began her career writing travel book reviews for The Bookseller then working for Odyssey Guides and Steppe magazine, both companies with a focus on Central Asia while she studied for an MA from SOAS, University of London. 

Her first book 'Samarkand - recipes and stories from Central Asia and the Caucasus' is a food and travel title that was published by Kyle Books in June 2016. It was a Guardian book of the year 2016 and it went on to win the Guild of Food Writers ‘Food and Travel’ award in 2017. You can buy it here or find it for sale in bookshops worldwide.

Her next book, Black Sea, will be published on 1 November 2018.

Literary agent: Jessica Woollard at David Higham