Stig Abell presents the breakfast show on Times Radio, a station he helped to launch in 2020. Before that, he was a regular presenter on Radio 4’s Front Row and was the editor and publisher of the Times Literary Supplement. He was chair of the judges for the 2019 Baillie Gifford Prize. His books include How Britain Really Works and Death Under a Little Sky, his first crime novel.
Books by Stig Abell
Interviews with Stig Abell
The crime book genre is massive and caters to all sorts of tastes, but once you find a detective or main character you love, there are few pleasures greater than reading the entire series. British journalist Stig Abell, author of Death Under a Little Sky, picks some of the best classic crime, books he’s read over and over again.
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.