The Baillie Gifford Prize

To mark 21 years of rewarding the best non-fiction writing, the Baillie Gifford Prize has launched a new podcast generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. This new series is hosted by Razia Iqbal, special correspondent at BBC. Each episode will celebrate a fantastic backlist of winners and other alumni. Find out more about the prize here: https://thebailliegiffordprize.co.uk/ Follow us on Twitter and Facebook @BGPrize

To mark 21 years of rewarding the best non-fiction writing, the Baillie Gifford Prize has launched a new podcast generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. This new series is hosted by Razia Iqbal, special correspondent at BBC. Each episode will celebrate a fantastic backlist of winners and other alumni. Find out more about the prize here: https://thebailliegiffordprize.co.uk/ Follow us on Twitter and Facebook @BGPrize

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Episode three

Episode three of the Baillie Gifford Prize podcast features prize-winning authors Helen Macdonald, Philip Hoare and The Bookseller's Tom Tivnan

29 Jul

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Episode two

In the second episode of this series host Razia Iqbal meets up with prize winners Antony Beevor (Stalingrad, 1999) and Margaret MacMillan (Peacemakers: The Paris Peace conference of 1919, 2002) to discuss their prize winning books.

28 Jun

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Episode one

Episode one includes a discussion with prize winners Philippe Sands (East West Street, 2016) and Anna Funder (Stasiland, 2004). With host Razia Iqbal, they discuss their winning books, the relationship between the personal and political, and the forensic nature of telling true stories.

26 Apr

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Introduction episode

To celebrate the 21st anniversary of the prize, we have launched a new podcast generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. The new series is hosted by Razia Iqbal, special correspondent at BBC, where she presents BBC World Service’s Newshour and BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight. Episodes will feature past winners, guest hosts, and follow the 2019 prize as it unfolds in the autumn from the longlist through to shortlist and ultimately the winner being revealed. Guests will reflect on winning books from down the years, the state of contemporary non-fiction, lessons for the contemporary world and much more. In this first introductory episode, Razia sits down with Toby Mundy, Executive Director of the Prize to discuss its heritage and history as well as what we can expect to hear in future podcasts. Stay tuned for our next episode out in April featuring two of our past winners Anna Funder and Philippe Sands. The longlist for the 2019 prize will be announced in September, with the shortlist following in October. The winner will be announced in November at a ceremony hosted by the Blavatnik Family Foundation.

22 Mar

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