Read Smart: The 2021 Shortlist


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Join us this week for our shortlist episode, where we’re live from Cheltenham Literature Festival. Following the announcement of our shortlist on 15 October, our host Razia Iqbal speaks to chair of judges and Sunday Times literary editor Andrew Holgate, last year’s winner Craig Brown, as well as authors Elif Shafak, Colm Toibin and Anthony Seldon in the Green Room, delving into what makes the books on this year’s shortlist so special.

In the run up to the winner announcement, the Prize Director, Toby Mundy, be talking to the six shortlisted authors - delving into their lives, enthusiasms and the reasons why they’ve written about their chosen themes and protagonists. You can catch up on our previous episodes of the Read Smart podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Entale and Stitcher.

The winner of the 2021 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction will be announced at an event at the Science Museum, generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation, on Tuesday 16 November.

Read Smart Podcast is commissioned by The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction and is generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation.

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