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The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2018
Submissions for the Baillie Gifford Prize, 2018, are now closed. The winner will be revealed at a ceremony in London on Wednesday 14 November.
The Baillie Gifford Prize aims to reward the best of non-fiction and is open to authors of any nationality. It covers all non-fiction in the areas of current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts.
Formerly known as The Samuel Johnson Prize (1999 – 2015) it is the most prestigious non-fiction prize in the UK, worth £30,000 to the winner.
The six titles on this year’s shortlist are:
Hello World: How to be Human in The Age of The Machine, Hannah Fry (Doubleday)
The Spy and the Traitor, Ben Macintyre (Viking)
Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man, Thomas Page McBee (Canongate Books)
Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China’s Last Golden Age, Stephen R Platt (Atlantic)
Chernobyl: History of A Tragedy, Serhii Plokhy (Allen Lane)
She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions and Potential of Heredity, Carl Zimmer (Picador)