Author Hallie Rubenhold wins the 2019 Baillie Gifford Prize for her book, ‘The Five,’ about of the 1888 victims of Jack the Ripper.
Tonight’s winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction will walk away with a larger purse than last year’s. Six works are in contention.
The £50,000 Baillie Gifford Prize–formerly the Samuel Johnson–features themes running from modern-day piracy to Turkish imprisonment and housing crises.
‘It is the cleanest energy as long as nothing happens,’ says author Serhii Plokhy of nuclear energy, winning the Baillie Gifford for ‘Chernobyl.’