Mark O'Connell

2018 Winner

Mark O’Connell is a journalist, essayist and literary critic from Dublin. He is a books columnist for Slate, a staff writer at The Millions, and a regular contributor to the New Yorker’s Page-Turner blog and the Dublin Review; his work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review and the Observer. Read Mark's prescription for writing here.

Wellcome Book Prize Achievement

  • To Be a Machine

    By Mark O'Connell