Baillie Gifford Prize Longlist Announced


By | September 10, 2017

Formerly known as The Samuel Johnson Prize, the Baillie Gifford Prize is the most prestigious non-fiction prize in the UK, worth £30,000 to the winner.

The 2017 longlist:

  • Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine, Anne Applebaum.
  • The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason, Christopher de Bellaigue.
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge.
  • How to Survive A Plague, David France.
  • Plot 29, Allan Jenkins.
  • Border: A Journey to The Edge of Europe, Kapka Kassabova.
  • I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind The Lines of Jihad, Sooad Mekhennet.
  • An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic, Daniel Mendelsohn.
  • A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini, Caroline Moorehead.
  • To Be A Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death, Mark O’Connell.
  • Belonging: the Story of the Jews, 1492-1900, Simon Schama.
  • Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense, Jenny Uglow.