Two Indian authors on Wellcome Book Prize shortlist - books ht picks - Hindustan TimesSiddhartha Mukherjee is on the list of the annual prize for his study of genetics and mental health in his book The Gene. He is joined by fellow Indian-American author Paul Kalanithi, who could become the first posthumous winner of the prize for his life-affirming reflection on facing mortality When Breath Becomes Air. It is the first posthumously published title to be in contention for the Wellcome Book Prize. The Gene highlights the relevance of genetics within everyday life and interrogates concerns with our growing ability to alter the human genome. They form part of six short-listed titles for this year, which were unveiled by the chair of judges and celebrated Scottish crime writer Val McDermid at the London Book Fair on Tuesday.
The Wellcome Book Prize Longlist, 2018
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That makes demands both of the judges and of the books. Yong explains that we are hosts to many different prjze, making us individual ecosystems in our own right. Create an account Forgotten your password. An annual award that is open to new works of both fiction and non-fiction, health or illness and their connection to the everyday.
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The Prize celebrates exceptional works of fiction and non-fiction that have breached the worlds of health and medicine. The longlist 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 12 books, seven of which are non-fiction and five 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. Val McDermid commented on behalf of the panel, "The challenge of judging the Wellcome Book Prize is that we have all had to read outside our own areas of expertise. That makes demands both of the judges and of the books.
UK Edition. One of two novels included in this year's shortlist, from fatal accident to life-saving operation. Be the first to know Stay connected with email updates from Wellcome Collection. Mend the Living obok Maylis de Kerangal is the first text in translation to be included in the Wellcome Book Prize; it was originally published in French and has been translated by Jessica Moore. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.
An annual award that is open to new works of both fiction and non-fiction, the Wellcome Book Prize is a celebration of texts that engage effectively with themes of medicine, health or illness and their connection to the everyday. The longlist of the Wellcome Book prize was announced in January, with five fiction and seven non-fiction titles originally in the running. Since the inaugural prize in , a range of genres have been shortlisted for their communication of the central themes including romance, crime, sci fi and historical novels. Chosen by a judging panel consisting of Simon Baron-Cohen, Gemma Cairney, Tim Lewens and Di Speirs, chaired by Scottish crime author Val McDermid, the shortlist remains in keeping with this wide spectrum, with a variety of topics, ideas and stories told through genres like historical fiction and scientific writing. The overall winner of the prize will be announced on Mon 24 Apr at an evening reception at Wellcome Collection.