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Svetlana Alexievich, Margo Jefferson Among Finalists For UK’s Top Non-Fiction Award

“Books by two journalists, one a Pulitzer prizewinner, the other a Nobel laureate, have made it to the shortlist announced on Monday for the £30,000 Baillie Gifford prize for non-fiction.”
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