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    The 2023 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction announces the shortlist for its £50,000 prize.

    Literary Hub

    October 9, 2023, 8:00am

    Yesterday, the Baillie Gifford Prize, the UK’s most prestigious annual prize for nonfiction, announced their 2023 shortlist. “I’m delighted with the range, originality and relevance of this year’s short-list,” said Frederick Studemann, this year’s chair of judges. “While each title is distinct and different—some are the result of a lifetime’s work, others the product of courageous and clear-sighted reporting—they are all top class thought-provoking, even surprising, works of literary non-fiction.”

    The winning writer, who will take home £50,000, will be announced on Thursday, November 16. Until then, here’s the shortlist:

    Hannah Barnes, Time to Think: The Inside Story of the Collapse of the Tavistock’s Gender Service for Children
    (Swift Press)

    Tania Branigan, Red Memory: Living, Remembering and Forgetting China’s Cultural Revolution
    (Faber & Faber)

    Christopher Clark, Revolutionary Spring: Fighting for a New World 1848- 1849
    (Allen Lane, Penguin Random House)

    Jeremy Eichler, Time’s Echo: The Second World War, The Holocaust, and The Music of Remembrance
    (Faber & Faber)

    Jennifer Homans, Mr. B: George Balanchine’s Twentieth Century
    (Granta Books, Granta)

    John Vaillant, Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter World
    (Sceptre, Hodder & Stoughton)

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