Baillie Gifford Prize for Non Fiction
The Baillie Gifford Prize aims to reward the best of non-fiction and is open to authors of any nationality. It covers all non-fiction in the areas of current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts.
Formerly known as The Samuel Johnson Prize (1999 – 2015) it is the most prestigious non-fiction prize in the UK, worth £30,000 to the winner. The overall winner will be announced on Tuesday 15 November.
2016 Shortlisted titles
Second-Hand Time - Svetlana Alexievich
Negroland : A Memoir - Margo Jefferson
The Return : Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between - Hisham Matar
East West Street : On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity - Philippe, QC Sands