Wellcome Book Prize reveals shortlist for 2017

The shortlist for the Wellcome Book Prize has been announced, celebrating exceptional works of fiction and non-fiction that have breached the worlds of health and medicine. 

Consisting of 6 books, four of which are non-fiction and two fiction, the list was selected by a judging panel chaired by celebrated Scottish crime writer Val McDermid, alongside Simon Baron-Cohen, Gemma Cairney, Tim Lewens, and Di Speirs. 

This shortlist for the £30,000 prize includes the first posthumously published title in Paul Kalanithi’s memoir When Breath Becomes Aira book which Bill Gates said “left me in tears”, and the first translated text

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