Wellcome Book Prize 2017: Shortlist Events


The Wellcome Book Prize is delighted to announce a series of events celebrating this year’s wonderfully eclectic shortlist, including the opportunity to hear from some of the authors as they discuss their critically acclaimed books.

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.