Dr Sophie Ratcliffe, LMH Fellow and Tutor in English

We congratulate Dr Sophie Ratcliffe, fellow and tutor in English at LMH, for her appointment as one of the judges of the 2016 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. Formerly the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction is one the most prestigious prizes awarded to non-fiction. Dr Ratcliffe is joined in the panel by leading economist Stephanie Flanders (chair) and fellow judges Jonathan Derbyshire, Philip Ball and Rohan Silva.

Dr Ratcliffe is a scholar in English literature, and has extensive experience as a reviewer for the national press.

"I'm excited and honoured to be chosen to be on the panel - and greatly looking forward to working with my fellow judges. One of the reasons I love reviewing books is the opportunity it gives me to learn from, and enter into, a multitude of worlds. I can't wait to see where reading for the Baillie Gifford Prize takes us."

The winner of the 2016 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction will be announced on Tuesday the 15th of November.

Read the press release by the Baillie Gifford Prize here.
Find out more about Dr Ratcliffe’s research here.