Wellcome Book Prize will be taking a pause


Wellcome Collection will be pausing to allow the team to reflect and to plan for the future of the prize.

We are extremely proud of the success of the Wellcome Book Prize, which celebrates exceptional works of literature that illuminate the many ways that health, medicine and illness touch our lives.

In 2019 the Wellcome Book Prize was put on pause. Wellcome Collection regularly reviews core programmes and initiatives so we can make sure they remain relevant, impactful and responsive to our audiences. We remain committed to supporting writers and great writing on health and what it means to be human. This review is ongoing and a decision about the future of the Prize will be made in due course.