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Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction 2016 shortlist announced

In the UK, the shortlist for the 2016 Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction, formerly the Samuel Johnson Prize, has been announced. The shortlisted titles, chosen from a longlist of 10, are: Second-hand Time (Svetlana Alexievich, Text); Negroland: A Memoir (Margo Jefferson, Granta); The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between (Hisham Matar, Viking); and East West Street (Philippe Sands, Weidenfeld & Nicolson). The winner of the £30,000 (A$47,883) prize—an increase of £10,000 on last year—will be announced on 15 November. This is the first year the prize has been sponsored by Scottish investment company Baillie Gifford after the prize concluded its three-year agreement with an anonymous donor in 2015. All works of nonfiction by authors of any nationality are eligible for the award, which is the richest prize for nonfiction in the UK.  For more information about the prize, click here.


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