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The Prize is managed by a Board of Directors and administered by Four Culture.

The Board comprises:

Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair (Chairman, ITV)

Toby Mundy (Prize Director)

Ailah Ahmed (Publishing Director, Penguin Random House)

Caroline Daniel (Partner, Brunswick)

Peter Florence (Director of the Hay Festivals)

Dotti Irving (Chief Executive, Four Culture)

Rosamund McCarthy (Partner, Bates, Wells, Braithwaite)

Peter Straus (literary agent, Rogers, Coleridge and White)

Robert Yates (Assistant Editor, The Observer)


The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction is run by the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction Limited (which was also the prize’s name until 2016).

The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction Limited’s company details are as follows:

Registered name: The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction Limited

Company number 04389133

Registered in London, UK

C/O Four Culture Ltd, Four Communications, The Hickman, 2 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1EW



IRVING, Dorothy Sheila

Co Sec: Bates Wells Braithwaite Co Sec