The Baillie Gifford Prize Podcast


To celebrate the 21st anniversary of the prize, The Baillie Gifford Prize has launched a new podcast generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. The new series is hosted by Razia Iqbal, special correspondent at BBC, where she presents BBC World Service’s Newshour and BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight.

Episodes will feature past winners, guest hosts, and follow the 2019 prize as it unfolds in the autumn from the longlist through to shortlist and ultimately the winner being revealed.

Guests will reflect on winning books from down the years, the state of contemporary non-fiction, lessons for the contemporary world and much more.

In the first introductory episode, Razia sits down with Toby Mundy, Executive Director of the Prize to discuss its heritage and history as well as what we can expect to hear in future podcasts.

Stay tuned to the next episode out in April featuring two past winners, Anna Funder and Philippe Sands.

The longlist for the 2019 prize will be announced in September, with the shortlist following in October. The winner will be announced in November at a ceremony hosted by the Blavatnik Family Foundation.


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