Stig Abell is the editor and publisher of the Times Literary Supplement, and was chair of the judges for the 2019 Baillie Gifford Prize. He presents Front Row, an arts magazine show on Radio 4, and his book How Britain Really Works was published in May 2018.
Interviews with Stig Abell
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
by Casey Cep
On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons
by Laura Cumming
The Lives of Lucian Freud: Youth 1922 - 1968
by William Feaver
Maoism: A Global History
by Julia Lovell
Guest House for Young Widows: Among the women of ISIS
by Azadeh Moaveni
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper
by Hallie Rubenhold
Every year, the Baillie Gifford Prize judges seek to identify the very best nonfiction books published in the last year. Here, the chair of this year’s judging panel Stig Abell talks us through the 2019 shortlist: a thrilling line-up of books that are as notable for their literary prowess as for their weight and significance.