Read Smart Podcast Episode 7: the 2020 shortlist


Host BBC’s Razia Iqbal explores each of the 6 shortlisted titles and authors with 2020 judges, BBC Radio 4 Today presenter Martha Kearney , editor and novelist Simon Ings, and New York Times opinion editor Max Strasser. They go through each book individually and discuss how the titles reflect the very best in non-fiction.

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

The Baillie Gifford Prize 2020 shortlist is:

Find out more about the shortlist here.

Next week we will continue to celebrate this year’s shortlist by launching a series of livestreams and mini-casts with the 2020 shortlisted authors and industry experts. Make sure to follow our social channels @BGPrize to stay up-to-date.

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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