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Read Smart Podcast: The 2022 Shortlist

Read Smart Podcast: The 2022 Shortlist

Read Smart Podcast: The 2022 Shortlist

Tune into the shortlist episode of The Read Smart Podcast where host, Razia Iqbal, will be joined by two members of the judging panel, Rachel Cooke and Georgina Godwin, to discuss the six books which have made the 2022 shortlist. The judges will give their reasons why these books stood out from the rest of the longlist, along with how they chose to go about making such a difficult decision.

The podcast also features the moment when Chair of Judges, Caroline Sanderson, announced the long-awaited shortlist live at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Not long to go now until the winner is announced!

The podcast is generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. For more podcast episodes from The Baillie Gifford Prize, click here. Follow @BGPrize on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube.

To learn more about the books on the shortlist, join the Baillie Gifford Prize’s director, Toby Mundy on the podcast over the next few weeks. Toby will be talking to each of the shortlisted authors about their work and what it’s like to make the shortlist. Trailers for each of the six books, including readings by the authors and appearances from some familiar faces explaining why they love these books will be shared on the Baillie Gifford Prize’s social channels.

This year’s winner will be announced on 17 November at the Science Museum at an award ceremony generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. The announcement will also be live-streamed across the Baillie Gifford Prize social channels.

The 2022 winner will be interviewed at the Cambridge Literary Festival on Sunday 20 November. Buy tickets here.

Join the conversation on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and TikTok where you can get the latest on all things Baillie Gifford Prize. 

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