The Baillie Gifford Prize Lecture

Serhii Plokhy

Wed 14 Aug 19:15 - 20:15

Spark Theatre on George Street

£12.00, £10.00

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How Chernobyl Fuelled Glasnost

‘Heartbreaking stories of heroism’ set against a backdrop of ‘political cynicism and scientific ignorance'. That’s how judges described the winner of 2018's Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction – Serhii Plokhy’s Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy. The Harvard history professor and expert on the 1986 nuclear disaster presents a specially commissioned paper linking Chernobyl to the demise of the Soviet Union.

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