Fiammetta Rocco to chair 2018 judging panel
Submitted by James Douglas on Tue, 2018-01-30 12:58
Fiammetta Rocco, culture correspondent at The Economist, culture editor at magazine1843 and administrator of the Man Booker International Prize, is to chair the judges of the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction.
Fiammetta Rocco says:
“Being asked to chair the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction is a unique opportunity to read the finest authors writing today. It is an honour, and a challenge too. Nothing compares with the Baillie Gifford. It's the Nobel of non-fiction.”
Fiammetta Rocco will be joined by four further judges, to be announced.
The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2018 will open for submissions in the spring. The shortlist will be announced in October, with the winner revealed on Wednesday 14 November.
The prize aims to recognise and reward the very best in high quality non-fiction, and is open to books in the areas of current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts. Authors of any nationality whose work is published in the UK in English in any given year, are eligible.
The 2018 Awards Dinner is generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation.