The Wellcome Book Prize celebrates medicine in literature. In the first of a two-part series, we ask some of our judges and former winners to pick their all-time favourite fiction books that touch on this fascinating topic.
The world is changing, sometimes incredibly fast. But one constant is that books can help us understand the world and our place in it. Some of our 2016 judges and a former winner offer their picks to make sense of it all this year.
Author, journalist and broadcaster Baroness Joan Bakewell DBE has been announced as the chair of the Wellcome Book Prize 2016 judging panel, which features leading figures from across the worlds of literature, academia, science and the media.