Shortlist for Wellcome Book Prize 2017 announced.
Four non fiction books and two fiction books have been shortlisted for the 2017 Wellcome Prize.
The list includes the following:
How To Survive a Plague by David France (non-fiction,) When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (non-fiction,) Mend The Living by Maylis De Kerangal (fiction,) The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss (fiction,) The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee (non fiction) and I contain Multitudes by Ed Yong (non fiction.)
2017 could mean a posthumous win for Paul Kalanithi.
The Wellcome Prize is an annual award which is open to non-fiction and fiction novels that have been submitted by publishers and that have a central theme that has some aspect of medicine, health or illness.
The judging panel includes best-selling crime author Val McDermid, Simon Baron-Cohen, Gemma Cairney, Tim Lewens and Di Speirs.
The prize is worth £30,000 and the winner will be announced on Monday 24th April.
For more information on the Wellcome Prize, visit https://wellcomebookprize.org/home
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