Wellcome Book Prize announces 2019 longlist

Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the prize rewards exceptional works of literature that illuminate the many ways that health, medicine and illness touch our lives. 


With gender, identity and mental health emerging as prominent themes, the longlist for the 10th anniversary prize is:

The shortlist for the prize will be announced on Tuesday 19 March, with the winner revealed at an evening ceremony on Wednesday 1 May at Wellcome Collection.

The Wellcome Book Prize timetable