Find Out More About the Baillie Gifford Prize Shortlist

As well as the Read Smart ‘In Conversation’ podcasts, hosted by prize director Toby Mundy, the six shortlisted authors have been reading out passages from their fascinating books, as well as delving into the complex themes, characters, and spaces that underpin their works. If you’ve missed any of them, find them here:

Book Trailers:
Kei Miller –
Harald Jähner
Patrick Radden Keefe

Don’t miss out on the final shortlist Read Smart podcast as Toby Mundy speaks to Harald Jähner:

Hear from people who are passionate about the six shortlisted works. This week, Olivia Sudjic speaks about the moving coming-of-age story within Lea Ypi’s Free and Aminatta Forna speaks about the stunning potential of abandoned spaces in Cal Flyn’s Islands of Abandonment.

Olivia Sudjic
Aminatta Forna

You can watch other book trailers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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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