The shortlist for the £30,000 Baillie Gifford Prize 2018 - which celebrates the best in non-fiction writing - has been announced.
- Hello World: How to be Human in The Age of The Machine by Hannah Fry
- The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre
- Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man by Thomas Page McBee
- Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China’s Last Golden Age by Stephen R Platt
- Chernobyl: History of A Tragedy by Serhii Plokhy
- She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions and Potential of Heredity by Carl Zimmer