The Wellcome Book Prize Shortlist Announces the six best new books that engage with some aspect of medicine, health or illness
The Wellcome Book Prize have announced their shortlist. The prize, in which both fiction and nonfiction are eligible, celebrates the finest recently published books in health, medicine and medical science. This year the shortlist includes two novels and four non-fiction books. The winning author is awarded £30,000.
According to the prize's website, to be eligible for entry a book 'should have a central theme that engages with some aspect of medicine, health or illness. This can cover many genres of writing – including crime, romance, popular science, sci fi and history'.
The winner will be announced April 29.