Join the shortlisted writers of the James Tait Black Prizes in this special event with broadcaster Sally Magnusson, who hosts an exciting celebration of the year’s best works of fiction and biography.

On the 2021 fiction shortlist is Dima Alzayat with Alligator & Other Stories, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi with The First Woman, Lydia Millet with A Children’s Bible, and Shola von Reinhold with Lote.

Authors on the biography shortlist are Kate Fullagar with The Warrior, the Voyager, and the Artist: Three Lives in an Age of Empire, Doireann Ní Ghríofawith A Ghost in the Throat, Sudhir Hazareesingh with Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture, and Rebecca Solnit with Recollections of My Non-Existence.

Join us as the Prize judges and University of Edinburgh students share their insights and the nominated authors discuss their books, before the live, much-anticipated announcement of this year’s Prizes.

Who will join the illustrious list of winners of the James Tait Black Prizes, awarded annually by the University of Edinburgh?

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This is a pre-recorded event.