Wellcome Book Prize 5x15 Event Announced


Meet our shortlisted authors on the night before this year's winner is announced

Ottessa Moshfegh_Credit Krystal Griffith

We're pleased to announce a fantastic line-up for a special Wellcome Book Prize 5x15 event at 7pm on 30 April.

Join us at the magical Wilton’s Music Hall on the night before the 2019 winner is revealed. There will be opportunities for book signing after the talks.

About the speakers:

Ottessa Moshfegh (pictured) is one of America’s major young writers. My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a shocking, hilarious and tender novel about a young woman’s experiment in narcotic hibernation, aided and abetted by one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature.

Sarah Krasnostein charts the extraordinary life of Sandra Pankhurst, bringing order and care to the living and the dead, in her role as The Trauma Cleaner. A compelling story of a fascinating life, and an affirmation that, as isolated as we may feel, we are all in this together. in death, decay and disaster.

Sandeep Jauhar is a cardiologist, best-selling author and New York Times columnist. In Heart: A History we discover the pioneers who risked their careers – and their patient’s lives – to better understand the heart.

In his 20s Arnold Thomas Fanning was overtaken by mania and delusions. Mind on Fire is a beautifully written and devastatingly intense account of madness – and recovery.

Will Eaves's novel Murmur is based around the dreamworld of Alan Turing. “Turing was a philosopher, psychologist, mathematician and biologist – Eaves’s narrative experiments honour that legacy” The Guardian

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Image: Ottessa Moshfegh © Krystal Griffiths