The panel of judges for the 2015 Prize has just been announced and will see acclaimed writer Bill Bryson act as chair. He will be joined by leading figures Prof. Uta Frith DBE, Mark Haddon, Razia Iqbal and Baroness Helena Kennedy QC to choose the best book with a medical or health-related theme.
The Wellcome Book Prize celebrates the topics of health and medicine in literature. It awards £30,000 each year to the winning author, and aims to stimulate interest and debate about medical science through books and reading. The Prize crosses genres: fiction and nonfiction are both eligible, so its shortlists can include biography, crime, historical fiction, current affairs, sci-fi and more.
The Prize shortlists six books every March, and the winner is announced in April.