Read Smart Podcast Episode 6: The 2020 Longlist

We explore the 13 books that make up The 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize longlist in more depth. Host, BBC’s Razia Iqbal explores each of the 13 titles and authors with 2020 judges, BBC presenter, professor and author Shahidha Bari, New Statesman writer Leo Robson, and journalist and author Bee Wilson. They go through each book individually and discuss how each title reflects the very best in non-fiction.

The #BGPrize2020 longlist is:

Find out more about the longlist here.

This podcast was recorded and produced remotely. We’ll tune back in with the 2020 shortlist – make sure to keep an ear out.

The shortlist for the 2020 award will be announced on Thursday 15 October.

The winner of the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction will be announced in a virtual celebration, generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation, on Tuesday 24 November.

Read Smart Podcast is commissioned by The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction and is generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation.

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