The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2016

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.

The Winner

What the judges said, '"satisfying, suspenseful read" that had "pulled off something extraordinary". 

The Shortlist

Second-Hand Time
By Svetlana Alexievich, Translator - Bela Shayevich
Negroland: A Memoir
By Margo Jefferson