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    Katherine Rundell has won the 2022 Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction.

    Emily Temple

    November 17, 2022, 7:00pm

    Katherine Rundell has won the UK’s £50,000 2022 Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction for Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne, a biography of the poet.

    Chair of judges Caroline Sanderson said that the decision had been unanimous. “Exquisitely rendered, its passion, playfulness and sparkling prose seduced all of us,” she said. “Rundell makes an irresistible case for Donne’s work to be widely read 400 years later, for all the electric joy and love it expresses. And in so doing, she gives us a myriad reasons why poetry—why the arts—matter.”

    Hear more from the judges on the book here:

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