The longlist for the 2017 prize has been revealed

Comprising seven non-fiction and five fiction titles, the longlist includes memoir, contemporary fiction, historical fiction and popular science. Its 12 books showcase the breadth and depth of our encounters with medicine.

How to Survive a Plague’ by David France non-fiction
Homo Deus’ by Yuval Noah Harari non-fiction
When Breath Becomes Air’ by Paul Kalanithi non-fiction
Mend the Living’ by Maylis de Kerangal trans. Jessica Moore fiction
The Golden Age’ by Joan London fiction
Cure’ by Jo Marchant non-fiction
The Tidal Zone’ by Sarah Moss fiction
The Gene’ by Siddhartha Mukherjee non-fiction
The Essex Serpent’ by Sarah Perry fiction
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived’ by Adam Rutherford non-fiction
Miss Jane’ by Brad Watson fiction
I Contain Multitudes’ by Ed Yong non-fiction

The shortlist for the 2017 prize will be announced on 14 March 2017 and the winner on 24 April 2017.

The Wellcome Book Prize timetable

Last year's winner