Read Smart Podcast: The Winner of Winners Shortlist – Wade Davis
The latest episode of The Read Smart Podcast features host, Razia Iqbal, speaking to Wade Davis, the 2012 winner of The Baillie Gifford Prize, about Into The Silence, a book delving into the psychological aftermath of the First World War and mountaineer George Mallory’s fatal expedition to Mount Everest. The Guardian has praised Davis’ work, highlighting how the “tried and tested narrative routes are guaranteed to keep the reader roped closely to the page.” Davis and Iqbal discuss not only the character of Mallory, but crucially why he kept climbing on that fateful day.
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The winner of the award will be announced on Thursday 27 April at an event held at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.