The Read Smart Podcast S2 Episode 7: The Longlist Episode


The latest episode of the Read Smart podcast is out now.

This week is the annual longlist episode. Host, Razia Iqbal, is joined by two of judges –  historian, author, columnist and television presenter Dominic Sandbrook and historian and writer Kathryn Hughes. Together, Razia and guests explore the depth and variety of the thirteen books on this year’s longlist, as well as which qualities define the best works of non-fiction.

Each month, Razia will be hosting a variety of guests, from prize winning authors and Baillie Gifford Prize judges to publishing insiders, to talk about the world of non-fiction. You can catch up on previous episodes of the Read Smart podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Entale and Stitcher.

The shortlist for the 2021 award will be announced on Friday 15 October, live from the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Click here to view the Facebook event and to find out more!

The winner of the 2021 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction will be announced at an event at the Science Museum, generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation, on Tuesday 16 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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