Baillie Gifford prize for nonfiction

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£50K Baillie Gifford non-fiction prize won by Katherine Rundell
The acclaimed children’s author won for her book Super-Infinite, described as a ‘glorious celebration’ of the life and work of poet John Donne

Sarah Shaffi

17, Nov, 2022 @10:08 PM

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Female history and biography writing dominates Baillie Gifford shortlist
A study of the violence of Britain’s empire, Oliver Cromwell’s commonwealth and the present day refugee crisis are among five books by women vying for this year’s £50,000 first prize

Sarah Shaffi

10, Oct, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Violence of British empire in focus on Baillie Gifford longlist
Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire by Caroline Elkins among potential winners of £50,000 nonfiction prize

Sarah Shaffi

22, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Walking with Salman Rushdie to a tube station now seems like a distant age | Rachel Cooke
After our interview, he offered to take me there even though he clearly had no idea where he was going

Rachel Cooke

20, Aug, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Baillie Gifford prize goes to ‘controlled fury’ of Empire of Pain
Judges praise Patrick Radden Keefe’s investigation of the Sackler family and its role in the opioid crisis for its rigour, bravery and narrative energy

Alison Flood

16, Nov, 2021 @10:10 PM

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Islands of Abandonment by Cal Flyn audiobook review – post-human landscapes
From Chernobyl to remote Scotland, Flyn brings to life areas that have been abandoned by people and recolonised by nature, plus the rest of the week’s picks

Fiona Sturges

12, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Baillie Gifford prize reveals ‘outstanding storytelling’ on 2021 shortlist
With subjects ranging from postwar Germany to the fall of Robert Maxwell and the Sackler family, judges praise ‘exciting and invigorating’ finalists

Alison Flood

15, Oct, 2021 @3:15 PM

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Spies, lies and doublethink: Lea Ypi on growing up in Europe’s last communist state
She believed her parents loved Enver Hoxha’s Stalinist regime. But once Albania’s communist system collapsed, Lea Ypi began to realise nothing was as it seemed …

Aida Edemariam

09, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Britain’s imperial legacy in spotlight of Baillie Gifford non-fiction prize
Longlist for 2021 prize includes Empireland by Sathnam Sanghera and Alex Renton’s Blood Legacy alongside 11 other titles

Alison Flood

09, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Beatles biography One Two Three Four wins Baillie Gifford prize
Craig Brown wins prestigious award for nonfiction with book that judges say ‘has reinvented the art of biography’

Alison Flood

24, Nov, 2020 @6:23 PM

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Kate Summerscale's 'true ghost story' leads Baillie Gifford prize shortlist
The Haunting of Alma Fielding joins five other books, whose subjects range from the Beatles to the brain, competing for the £50,000 prize for nonfiction

Alison Flood

15, Oct, 2020 @9:48 AM

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Dara McAnulty becomes youngest ever finalist for Baillie Gifford prize
Diary of a Young Naturalist, the 16-year-old’s debut, joins 12 other books in contention for prestigious £50,000 nonfiction award

Alison Flood

10, Sep, 2020 @8:04 AM

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