The Baillie Gifford Prize rewards excellence in non-fiction writing, bringing the best in intelligent reflection on the world to new readers. It covers all non-fiction in the areas of current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts.
The winner of the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize was Serhii Plokhy for his book Chernobyl.
Submissions for the 2019 edition of The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction are now closed. The longlist will be announced on Tuesday 10 September, and the shortlist on Tuesday 22 October. The winner of the 2019 prize will be announced at a ceremony in London, generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation on Tuesday 19 November.
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. Learn more about the podcast here.