Biography of John Donne Wins Britain’s Nonfiction Book Prize

From a story on by AP writer Jill Lawless headlined “Biography of poet John Donne wins UK nonfiction book prize”:

LONDON — A book that argues Elizabethan poet John Donne should rank alongside William Shakespeare as a literary genius has won Britain’s leading nonfiction book award

British writer Katherine Rundell’s biography “Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne” was named winner of the 50,000 pound ($59,000) Baillie Gifford Prize at a ceremony in London on Thursday night.

Rundell said she will give her prize money away to a refugee group and a climate-change charity — inspired by Donne’s most famous lines: “No man is an island … any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.”