Wellcome Book Prize announces 2017 judging panel


We are delighted to announce that celebrated Scottish crime writer Val McDermid will be the Chair of the Wellcome Book Prize 2017 judging panel, which features leading figures from across the worlds of literature, academia, science and the media.

Medicine in literature: Top fiction books


The Wellcome Book Prize celebrates medicine in literature. In the first of a two-part series, we ask some of our judges and former winners to pick their all-time favourite fiction books that touch on this fascinating topic.

Books to help you understand the world in 2016


The world is changing, sometimes incredibly fast. But one constant is that books can help us understand the world and our place in it. Some of our 2016 judges and a former winner offer their picks to make sense of it all this year.

Books to cure the winter blues


Escape from the frosty mornings and dark nights with these warming recommendations from some of our judges and past winners.