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05 December 2021

Baillie Gifford Prize shortlist 2021

18 October 2021

Islands of Abandonment: Life in the Post-Human Landscape by Cal Flyn (William Collins) and Things I have Withheld by Kei Miller (Canongate) are among the six books shortlisted for the prestigious Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2021.

The shortlist in full is:


The winner will be announced on Tuesday 16 November 2021.

The Baillie Gifford Prize aims to reward the best of non-fiction and is open to authors of any nationality. It covers all non-fiction in the areas of current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts.

Formerly known as The Samuel Johnson Prize (1999 - 2015) it is the most prestigious non-fiction prize in the UK, worth £50,000 to the winner.