Meet the Writers

Monocle Reads: Stig Abell

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31 October 2019

17 minutes

The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction announces its shortlist of six – five of whom are women. Stig Abell, chair of the judges and editor of The Times Literary Supplement, talks to Georgina Godwin about the importance of the female gaze, the role of empathy in literature and how, in the wake of Booker, choosing one winner is necessary.

31 October 2019

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