Books by David France, Paul Kalanithi, Maylis de Kerangal, Sarah Moss, Siddhartha Mukherjee and Ed Yong have made the shortlist for the £30,000 Wellcome Book Prize, which celebrates exceptional works of fiction and non-fiction that engage with the topics of health and medicine and the many ways they touch our lives.
The list of six titles was revealed by Chair of Judges and celebrated Scottish crime writer Val McDermid in a press conference at the London Book Fair this morning (14 March).
For the fourth year running, Little Atoms will be the official podcast of the Wellcome Book Prize, interviewing the shortlisted authors.
Neil Denny, broadcast editor of Little Atoms, said today:
“I’m delighted that Little Atoms is partnering with the Wellcome Book Prize again, for the fourth consecutive year. There’s a particularly strong and varied shortlist this year, and while I don’t envy the judges having to choose between these great books, I’m very excited to get talking to the authors about their ideas.”
The full 2017 Wellcome Book Prize shortlist is:
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