The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious non-fiction prize. The most recent winner of the prize is Serhii Plokhy.
The most prestigious non-fiction book prize in the UK, the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction is open to authors from across the globe, whose titles have been published in English in the UK.
Past winners of the prize have included Phillippe Sands, for East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, a book with so many remarkable twists and turns, you would be forgiven for mistaking it for a high-quality fiction novel. You can read our interview with Sands here.
The 2017 prize winner was American writer and Oscar nominee, David France. His title, How to Survive a Plague examines the plague years of the AIDS epidemic from 1981-1996, when there was no effective medical treatment for HIV infection and death was almost certain. Find out more by reading our interview with France.
The 2018 winner of the prize was Serhii Plokhy for Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy. Plokhy documents the context and conditions that led to the avoidable Chernobyl disaster in 1986. You can find out more by visiting the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-fiction website.