Awards: Baillie Gifford Nonfiction

A longlist has been released for the £30,000 (about $38,885) Baillie Gifford Prize, which "aims to reward the best of nonfiction and is open to authors of any nationality. The shortlist will be announced October 17, and a winner named November 15. This year's longlisted titles are:

Second-Hand Time by Svetlana Alexievich, translated by Bela Shayevich
The Vanishing Man by Laura Cumming
Being a Beast by Charles Foster
Stalin and the Scientists by Simon Ings
Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson
This Is London by Ben Judah
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar
The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
East West Street by Philippe Sands
Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey by Frances Wilson

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