Wellcome book prize

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Will Eaves: ‘Life is chancier than we imagine: we’re never far from the edge’
Fresh from winning the Wellcome prize last week, the novelist talks about creativity, frustration and finding inspiration in the code breaker Alan Turing

Justine Jordan

10, May, 2019 @9:59 AM

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Will Eaves wins Wellcome book prize for fictionalised take on Alan Turing
Murmur, which depicts the mathematician’s ordeal after he was convicted for having a gay lover, is hailed by judges as ‘a future classic’

Alison Flood

01, May, 2019 @6:15 PM

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Wellcome prize shortlist celebrates books about masculinity and mental illness
A transgender boxer’s memoir and Ottessa Moshfegh’s novel My Year of Rest and Relaxation are among the six titles vying for the £30,000 prize

Alison Flood

19, Mar, 2019 @6:01 AM

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Wellcome book prize: gender and identity dominate 2019 longlist
Books in contention range from a transgender man’s boxing story to a memoir of recovering from psychosis and a novel about narcotic hibernation

Alison Flood

05, Feb, 2019 @1:18 PM

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Breaking the silence: are we getting better at talking about death?
As the media brings us constant news of strangers’ deaths, grief memoirs fill our shelves and dramatic meditations are performed to big crowds, we have reached a new understanding of mortality, says Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal

21, May, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Exploration of transhumanism movement wins Wellcome book prize
Mark O’Connell’s To Be a Machine, about humanity’s attempts to conquer death through technology, wins £30,000 prize

Alison Flood

30, Apr, 2018 @5:59 PM

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Female-dominated Wellcome book prize shortlist spans Victorian surgery and modern Nigeria
Titles vying for £30,000 award for books on health and medicine include Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀’s novel Stay With Me and Sigrid Rausing’s memoir Mayhem

Alison Flood

20, Mar, 2018 @12:01 AM

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‘What is a heart? You have an organ in your body and you have a symbol of love’
The books interview: Maylis de Kerangal, the French author and winner of the 2017 Wellcome prize for writing, on grief, heart surgery and surfing

Claire Armitstead

28, Apr, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Wellcome science book prize goes to story of a heart transplant
Maylis de Kerangal’s Mend the Living, which tracks the journey of a heart from donor to recipient, is only the second novel to take the £30,000 award

Danuta Kean

24, Apr, 2017 @6:01 PM

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Wellcome prize shortlist announced: books that 'will change lives'
Six books are in contention for the annual award for excellence in science and health writing, including a trainee neurosurgeon’s posthumous memoir and books about the NHS, HIV/Aids and organ donorship

Danuta Kean

14, Mar, 2017 @10:30 AM

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Wellcome book prize reveals longlist for 2017 award
Val McDermid, chair of this year’s judges, hails a selection that crosses divide between arts and sciences

Danuta Kean

30, Jan, 2017 @12:00 PM

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When it comes to winning book prizes, gender has nothing to do with it
Suggestions that winners of major literary prizes have benefitted from their gender is insulting to the judges, to the prizes and most of all, to the writers

Adam Rutherford

25, Sep, 2016 @6:30 AM

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