The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction

We champion uncommon ideas in our pursuit of growth. By supporting The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, we seek to celebrate and bring to your attention some of the finest new writing.

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Showcasing the world’s best non-fiction

We are proud to support the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. Every year, a panel of independent judges considers hundreds of entries to pick first a longlist, then a shortlist and finally, in November, a winning book that marks the pinnacle of recent factual writing.

The Prize marks its 26th year in 2024. Past winners have included an account of a gigantic blaze in Canada and an investigation into the roots of the US opioid crisis.

Interviews with prize winners

Read exclusive interviews with some of the authors who have won The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, whose views may inspire, astonish and inform you.

News from the Prize

Find out about key dates, nominees and other developments at the annual non-fiction award.


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