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Read Smart: A Quarter Century of the Prize, a 25th Anniversary Discussion with Andrew Holgate and Caroline Sanderson

3 March 2023

In this episode, former Baillie Gifford judge Razia Iqbal talks to Caroline Sanderson and Andrew Holgate, both of whom have chaired judging panels for the Prize, about what the experience is like and how the Prize has evolved.

For those of you who enjoyed learning about the history of the Prize, we’ve made a 30 minute documentary featuring interviews with some of the founders of the prize, as well as the winners and judges of recent years.

Tune in next time where we’ll be talking to some of the judges of the Winner of Winners award about their shortlist. The Winner of Winners award, created to celebrate the Prize’s 25th anniversary, will pit the previous winners against each other to find the best of the best of non-fiction. The shortlist will be announced on Thursday 9 March, and the winner will be announced at an event at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh on the 27th April.

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