Through our literary festival sponsorship, we engage with some of the world’s most respected authors, tapping into their knowledge and expertise to help guide our research. A number of these insights are available for you to read below, in our selection of exclusive author interviews.
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Blurring the boundaries of our identity.
The definition of what makes you who you are was once a simple matter. But as Tracey Follows explains to Pádraig Belton, big tech has encroached on our personal space.ReadAzeem Azhar, September 2021
Exponential change creates a growing gap between the old and new.
Tech advances are outpacing older institutions’ ability to adapt, says author Azeem Azhar.ReadEmma Gregg
Back to Earth.
Travel industry expert Emma Gregg tells Pádraig Belton why holidays have to change.ReadCarlo Rovelli
Desert Island Discovery.
Carlo Rovelli wants to reconcile us to the unstable state of the universe, as first understood on a North Sea island a century ago. Kate Clanchy asks why.ReadVince Cable
Tactics Over Textbooks.
The wealth of nations isn’t determined by economic theorists, but by practical politicians seeking quick fixes, Vince Cable tells Pádraig Belton.ReadFull Year 2020
Off the Page.
Baillie Gifford has supported literary festivals for over 10 years with a goal of helping them to flourish. This reflects the value we place on these events and the work of the fascinating authors who appear at them.ReadCraig Brown
Prize-Winning Paperback Writer.
The world isn’t short of books about The Beatles but Craig Brown, whose book won the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, tells Malcolm Borthwick why his is different.ReadRobert Winder
The Age of Influence.
Competition in the 21st century is more about hearts and minds than military might. Robert Winder talks to Pádraig Belton about the new global soft power stand-off.ReadAinissa Ramirez
The Unknown Innovators.
Inventors such as Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison are household names, but often they were inspired by relative unknowns. Materials scientist Ainissa Ramirez talks to Malcolm Borthwick about the outsiders who should be inside our history books.ReadIan Goldin
Charting global change.
Maps showing the ebb and flow of globalisation give us hope for the future, Ian Goldin tells Pádraig Belton.ReadTim Harford
Better understanding of how raw numbers reflect and obscure reality makes the world a saner place, Tim Harford tells Pádraig Belton.ReadPeter Lacy
Circles of Life.
Peter Lacy claims that re-use and recycling can remodel the economy, helping people, companies and the planet itself. Erica Wagner spoke to him.ReadMichael Wood
In his new history Michael Wood follows the continuous thread of this great civilisation from prehistory to its rise as a technological powerhouse. Erica Wagner spoke to him.ReadAndrew Scott and Lynda Gratton
Live Long and Prosper.
Ever-extending lifespans bring more uncertainty as well as more leisure. Andrew Scott and Lynda Gratton tell Erica Wagner how we should be preparing for the long road ahead.ReadHallie Rubenhold
The Final Chapter - Five Untold Lives.
Hallie Rubenhold reveals the hidden history of the Ripper’s victims.