The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2018 Shortlist

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all the authors and works that were recognized today by the prestigious Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction!  Check out the shortlisted works below and click on each image to buy the book online or at one of our stores.  Read to the end to find out more about an upcoming Book Culture event with last year's winner, David France!

 

 

 

Hannah Fry's HELLO WORLD: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms (W.W. Norton)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Macintyre's The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War (Penguin Random House)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Page McBee's Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man (Scribner)

 

 

 


 

 

Stephen R. Platt's Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China's Last Golden Age (Knopf)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serhii Plokhy's CHERNOBYL: A History of Tragedy (Hachette)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carl Zimmer's She Has Her Mother's Laugh - The Powers, Perversions and Potential of Heredity (Penguin Random House)

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for more Baillie Gifford honored works?  Join Harper's Magazine and Book Culture on Columbus on Thursday, October 11th at 7pm, as we welcome David France, last year's winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction, for a talk on a new postscript to his celebrated book, How to Survive a Plague: The Story of How Activists and Scientists Tamed AIDS. David France will be in conversation with Charles Kaiser, author of The Gay Metropolis and The Cost of Courage.  Click on the image for more information! 

 

Event address: 

Book Culture on Columbus

450 Columbus Ave

New York, NY 10024

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393634990
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 18th, 2018

The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101904190
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Published: Crown - September 18th, 2018

Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781501168741
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Published: Scribner - August 14th, 2018

Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China's Last Golden Age Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307961730
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Published: Knopf - May 15th, 2018

Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781541617094
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Published: Basic Books - May 15th, 2018

She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781101984598
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Published: Dutton - May 29th, 2018