Wellcome Book Prize announces 2018 longlist

The 2018 Wellcome Book Prize longlist is announced today, celebrating the many ways in which literature can illuminate the breadth and depth of our relationship with health, medicine and illness.

 

Featuring popular science, memoir, lyrical meditation and medical history, the 2018 longlist is:

'Stay With Me' by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀

'The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister’s quest to transform the grisly world of Victorian medicine' by Lindsey Fitzharris

'In Pursuit of Memory: The fight against Alzheimer’s' by Joseph Jebelli

'Plot 29: A memoir' by Allan Jenkins

'The White Book' by Han Kang translated by Deborah Smith

'With the End in Mind: Dying, death and wisdom in an age of denial' by Kathryn Mannix

'Midwinter Break' by Bernard MacLaverty

'To Be a Machine: Adventures among cyborgs, utopians, hackers, and the futurists solving the modest problem of death' by Mark O’Connell

'I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen brushes with death' by Maggie O’Farrell 

'Mayhem: A memoir' by Sigrid Rausing

'Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst' by Robert Sapolsky

'The Vaccine Race: How scientists used human cells to combat killer viruses' by Meredith Wadman

The shortlist for the prize will be announced on Tuesday 20 March, with the winner revealed at an evening ceremony on Monday 30 April at Wellcome Collection.

The Wellcome Book Prize timetable