Six Books Make Wellcome Book Prize Shortlist

Six Books Make Wellcome Book Prize Shortlist

Book Culture

Today, the Tuesday March 19th, shortlist for the 2019 Wellcome Book Prize has been announced. Here’s a little history: the Wellcome Book Prize is the annual British literary award that was started in 2009. Sponsored by Wellcome Trust, The Guardian describes the prize as a “£30,000 award [which] is open to fiction and non-fiction, and aims to celebrate a book that best illuminates “the many ways that health, medicine and illness touch our lives”. There are six books in the final roundup and, as described by the organize itself—the 2019’s shortlist has “works covering gender, mental health, trauma, and death.” …