Caroline Eden is a journalist and writer specializing in the former Soviet Union. Her writing has appeared in the travel, food and arts pages of The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Financial Times, and over the past decade she has filed stories from Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan for BBC Radio 4’s ‘From Our Own Correspondent’. Her first book, Samarkand, was a Guardian book of the year in 2016, and went on to win the Guild of Food Writers Award for best food and travel book in 2017.