In the final run up to the 2016 winner being announced, some of the shortlisted authors for this year’s Baillie Gifford Prize for non-fiction discuss their books. The Baillie Gifford Prize (previously The Samuel Johnson Prize) is the UK’s premier prize for non-fiction books, covering subjects from current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts. Past winners of the prize include Antony Beevor, Margaret MacMillan, James Shapiro and Steve Silberman (pictured).
Lorien Kite is the books editor of the Financial Times. He has been at the newspaper since 2000, working most recently as deputy comment editor and assistant analysis editor before taking on his current role in 2011. Prior to the FT he spent five years in publishing.
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