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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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.Vince 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.Full 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.Craig 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.Robert 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.Ainissa 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.Ian Goldin
Charting global change.
Maps showing the ebb and flow of globalisation give us hope for the future, Ian Goldin tells Pádraig Belton.Tim Harford
Better understanding of how raw numbers reflect and obscure reality makes the world a saner place, Tim Harford tells Pádraig Belton.Peter 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.Hallie Rubenhold
The Final Chapter - Five Untold Lives.
Hallie Rubenhold reveals the hidden history of the Ripper’s victims.Kapil Komireddi
Shadow on the Tiger.
India’s growth and development has been diverted by the rise of nationalism, according to a powerful new book. Erica Wagner meets the young historian raising the alarm.Martin Rees
Navigating the Future.
In his book On the Future: Prospects for Humanity, Martin Rees describes ‘Space-Ship Earth’ as hurtling blindly through the void. At his home in Cambridge, he talks to Trust editor Malcolm Borthwick about why we need to think long term and globally to stay the course.Suketu Mehta
Debunking Migrant Myths: Suketu Mehta in defence of migrants.
Populism is fuelling ill-feeling against immigrants according to prize-winning author, Suketu Mehta. With migrant numbers set to rise over the coming decades, he proposes actions to quell the hostility.Robert Skidelsky
His Master's Voice.
Robert Skidelsky argues that today’s intractable economic and social problems and the failures of austerity require us to turn back to Keynes.Sir Venki Ramakrishnan
Eye on the Prize.
Scientists have a reputation for being methodical and logical. Not so, says Nobel Prize-winning biologist Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, whose book, Gene Machine, offers an insight into the chaotic and competitive nature of life in the lab.