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Is this the best non-fiction book of 2022? Super-Infinite wins this year’s Baillie Gifford Prize

The Baillie Gifford Prize considers books across all areas of non-fiction, from current affairs, politics and more. Image: Unsplash/Alexander Grey

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Super-Infinite by Katherine Rundell has won the 2022 Baillie Gifford Prize for non-fiction.
Super-Infinite by Katherine Rundell has won the 2022 Baillie Gifford Prize for non-fiction. Image: Faber.

A book cover titled 'My Fourth Time We Drowned'. Baillie Gifford Prize
Baillie Gifford Prize' shortlisted My Fourth Time, We Drowned has already won two prestigious awards. Image: HarperCollins.

A book cover titled 'Legacy Of Violence'. Baillie Gifford Prize shortlist
Caroline Elkins draws on records from 37 former colonies to claim that violence was always at the heart of the British Empire, was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2022. Image: Penguin.

A book cover titled 'The Escape Artist'. Baillie Gifford Prize
Baillie Gifford Prize' shortlisted, The Escape Artist tells the story of the first person to escape from Auschwitz. Image: HarperCollins.

A book cover titled 'The Restless Republic'. Baillie Gifford Prize
Anna Keay uses the people of the 1650s as guides to a time when Britain had no monarch. Image: HarperCollins.

A book cover titled 'A Fortunate Woman'. Baillie Gifford Prize
Polly Morland explores what it means to be a doctor in today’s world, was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2022. Image: Pan Macmillan.
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