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Marion Coutts in conversation

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Marion Coutts will be talking to Anne Karpf about her Wellcome Book Prize winning memoir 'The Iceberg' at Waterstones Piccadilly on Monday 18 May 2015

Curious Windows competition

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Calling all independent booksellers! Have you signed up for your Wellcome Book Prize POS kit? We are offering a £1000 prize for the best Wellcome Book Prize window display!

Events

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Book your tickets for two curious author events in the lead up to the Wellcome Book Prize 2015 winner announcement

2015 judging panel announced

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Bill Bryson has today been announced as the chair of the Wellcome Book Prize judging panel and will be joined by leading figures from the worlds of literature, academia, science and the media to create a truly exceptional panel.

Winner 2014: Andrew Solomon’s Far From The Tree

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After weeks of celebrating all six books on our strong shortlist, Andrew Solomon was announced as the winner of the Wellcome Book Prize 2014 for his book Far from the Tree: A Dozen Kinds of Love at the Wellcome Book Prize Winner Announcement.

Week Six: Inconvenient People

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Sarah Wise’s book brilliantly exposes the phenomenon of false allegations of lunacy (and the dark motives behind them) in the Victorian period. Gaslight tales of rooftop escapes, men and women snatched in broad daylight, patients shut in coffins, a fanatical cult known as the Abode of Love…

Week Five: Far from the Tree

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Sometimes your child - the most familiar person of all - is radically different from you. The saying goes that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. But what happens when it does?

Week Four: Hallucinations

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Oliver Sacks’ book, Hallucinations, is an investigation into auditory, visual, tactile and olfactory hallucinations, their many guises, their psychological sources and their personal and cultural resonances.

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