Awards: Baillie Gifford Shortlist

A shortlist has been released for the £30,000 (about $39,390) Baillie Gifford Prize, which "aims to reward the best of nonfiction and is open to authors of any nationality." The winner will be announced November 16. This year's shortlisted titles are:

The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason by Christopher de Bellaigue
How to Survive a Plague by David France
Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe by Kapka Kassabova
An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn
To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death by Mark O’Connell
Belonging: the Story of the Jews, 1492-1900 by Simon Schama 

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