Read Smart Podcast: Winner of Winners Shortlist – Margaret MacMillan


The latest episode of The Read Smart Podcast features Razia Iqbal speaking to Margaret MacMillan, author of Paris 1919, formerly titled Peacemakers, about how the book casts a new light on the negotiations that influenced the modern world. As the first woman to ever win the Baillie Gifford Prize in 2002, MacMillan explores the fascinating figures behind the peace process and what could have been done differently to avert World War II.

Listen now to hear all about it. 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.

Visit the Cambridge Literary Festival at 6 pm on 23rd April to hear three of the shortlisted  Winner of Winners authors –  Barbara Demick, Craig Brown, and Patrick Radden Keefe – delve into their previously winning books and how they are feeling about making the shortlist. Click this link to buy tickets to the Cambridge Event:

The winner of the award will be announced on Thursday 27 April at an event held at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.