Submissions for the 2017 prize are now closed.

The Wellcome Book Prize celebrates the topics of health and medicine in literature. It awards £30 000 each year to the winning author, and aims to stimulate interest and debate about medical science through books and reading.

The prize crosses genres: fiction and non-fiction are both eligible, so its shortlists can include biography, crime, historical fiction, current affairs, sci-fi and more.

The prize shortlists six books every March, and the winner is announced in April. 

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Eligibility and rules


Last year's winner

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