The Wellcome Book Prize is (still!) on pause. There will not be a Book Prize for 2023-24

For over a decade, the Wellcome Book Prize has celebrated and championed the best books illuminating some aspect of medicine, health or illness – and that in doing so bring new understanding to what it is to be human.

Wellcome Collection regularly reviews core programmes and initiatives so we can make sure they remain relevant, impactful and responsive to our audiences. Following the success of the 10th year of the prize, we decided to take a pause and reflect. Wellcome remains committed to supporting writers and great writing on health, and this pause will allow us to review what we’ve achieved so far and ensure we continue to achieve our goals.

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