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2015 The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction

The 17th edition of the prize saw the chaos of war zones and the internal battles of the mind, to meditations on landscape and the relationship between life and poetry, all aspects of humanity were represented in these exciting lists of nominated books.

Longlist announced

22 September 2015

Shortlist announced

11 October 2015

Winner & prize ceremony

2 November 2015

The 2015 winner announcement
What the judges said

“Neurotribes is tour de force of archival, journalistic and scientific research, both scholarly and widely accessible.”

Steve Silberman with his winning book 'Neurotribes'

View the gallery of the prize-giving ceremony

What the judges said

"Our list includes some exceptional books, which capture – among other things - the politics of troubled countries, the relationship of life to poetry, the historical understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders and the nature of the new digital world.”

The 2015 shortlist

Meet the judges for 2015

The longlist, shortlist and winner is chosen by a panel of independent judges, which changes every year

Anne Applebaum

2004 winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Emma Duncan

Social policy editor of The Economist

Professor Rana Mitter

Director of the University China Centre at the University of Oxford

Sumit Paul-Choudhury

Former Editor-In-Chief of New Scientist

Tessa Ross

Former Controller of Film and Drama and head of Film 4

More about the judges