Read Smart Podcast: The 2022 Baillie Gifford Prize Winner

Tune into the final Read Smart podcast episode of the year, where 2022 prize winner Katherine Rundell discusses her book Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne and how she feels following the announcement. Host, Razia Iqbal, also speaks to some of the other guests at the awards ceremony, including former judge Sara Collins, last year’s chair of judges Andrew Holgate, and publisher and editor Margaret Busby. The winner was announced and live streamed on FacebookLive and YouTube at a gala dinner that the Blavatnik Family Foundation generously supported on Thursday 17 November. The podcast is generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. […]

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Katherine Rundell’s Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne Wins the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2022

Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne by Katherine Rundell has been named winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2022. The winner was announced by Chair of Judges Caroline Sanderson at a ceremony hosted at the Science Museum and generously supported by The Blavatnik Family Foundation. The announcement was streamed to readers around the world via the Baillie Gifford Prize social media channels. Standout scholar Katherine Rundell shows readers the many sides of his life, his obsessions, his blazing words, and his tempestuous Elizabethan times – unveiling Donne as the most remarkable mind and as a lesson in living.  […]

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The 2022 Baillie Gifford Prize Winner

The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction is delighted to announce the 2022 winner is Katherine Rundell and her book, Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne! The winner was announced on 17 November at a gala dinner generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. The announcement was live-streamed on FacebookLive and YouTube. Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne was chosen by this year’s judging panel: writer and Associate Editor of The Bookseller, Caroline Sanderson (chair); writer and science journalist, Laura Spinney; critic and writer for The Observer, Rachel Cooke; BBC journalist and presenter, Clive Myrie; author and New Yorker writer, Samanth Subramanian; and critic and broadcaster, Georgina Godwin. Their selection was made from 362 books published between 1 November 2021 and 31 October 2022. […]

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This week at the Baillie Gifford Prize…

The #BGPrize2022 winner announcement is less than a week away! With only six days to go, videos of authors and famous fans talking about the six fascinating shortlisted books are up on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. This year’s winner will be announced next Thursday, 17 November at the Science Museum during a gala dinner generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. The announcement will also be live-streamed across the Baillie Gifford Prize social channels. Watch live on FacebookLive and YouTube. For a chance to win a full set of the shortlisted books, click ‘going’ and share our Facebook live-stream event. […]

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