Longlist announced for Baillie Gifford Prize 2017
The longlist for the £30,000 (A$49,130) 2017 Baillie Gifford Prize, which recognises nonfiction writing by authors of any nationality, has been announced.
The longlisted titles are:
- Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine (Anne Applebaum, Allen Lane)
- The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason (Christopher de Bellaigue, The Bodley Head)
- Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race (Reni Eddo-Lodge, Bloomsbury)
- How to Survive a Plague (David France, Picador)
- Plot 29 (Allan Jenkins, Fourth Estate)
- Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe (Kapka Kassabova, Granta Books)
- I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad (Soaud Mekhennet, Virago)
- An Odyssey: A Father, a Son and an Epic (Daniel Mendelsohn, William Collins)
- A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini (Caroline Moorehead, Chatto & Windus)
- To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death (Mark O’Connell, Granta)
- Belonging: The Story of the Jews, 1492-1900 (Simon Schama, The Bodley Head)
- Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense (Jenny Uglow, Faber & Faber)
This is the first year the prize, previously known as the Samuel Johnson Prize, has been sponsored by Scottish investment company Baillie Gifford, after the prize concluded its three-year agreement with an anonymous donor in 2015.
For more information about the prize, click here.