Read Smart: The 2023 Winner - Hear from John Vaillant
23 November 2023
Join Toby Mundy, director of the Baillie Gifford Prize and Caroline Elkins, author of the shortlisted book Legacy of Violence, for their discussion on how the British Empire used liberal rhetoric to justify repeated violence against its colonies.
Listen in to hear all about how Caroline and a team of researchers uncovered this hidden history, and how the Empire’s legalised violence in order to retain control.
To learn more about the shortlist, join Toby as he talks to each of the shortlisted authors about their work and what it’s like to make the shortlist. Also join us on our social media channels where you we’ll be sharing trailers for each of the shortlist, including readings by the authors and appearances from some familiar faces explaining why they love these books.
This year’s winner will be announced on 17 November at the Science Museum at a gala dinner generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation. The announcement will also be livestreamed across the Baillie Gifford Prize social channels.
Don't miss the winner of the 2022 prize being interviewed at the Cambridge Literary Festival on Sunday 20 November this year.
Read Smart Podcast is commissioned by The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction and is generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation.