Jury of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction on Time’s Echo

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We were stunned by its profundity, its masterful structure, its beautiful shimmering sentences. It is evidently a life’s work, a labor of love, and a testimony to the pain of war. It has an utterly unique voice, and it warrants being classed as a masterpiece of nonfiction writing.”

At a ceremony on November 16th at London’s Science Museum, Time’s Echo was recognized as a finalist for the 2023 Baillie Gifford Prize for nonfiction. The video below features the remarks of juror Arifa Akbar, chief theatre critic of the Guardian. Congratulations to John Vaillant, whose “Fire Weather” was named winner of the prize.