Wellcome Prize shortlist 2017

News - Prizes Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Two Bodley Head titles in contention for £30,000 prize


The shortlist for the 2017 Wellcome Book Prize (£30,000) was announced at the London Book Fair yesterday.

How To Survive a Plague (Picador), David France (USA)
When Breath Becomes Air (The Bodley Head), Paul Kalanithi (USA)
Mend the Living (MacLehose Press), Maylis de Kerangal (France) trans Jessica Moore
The Tidal Zone (Granta), Sarah Moss (UK)
The Gene (The Bodley Head), Siddhartha Mukherjee (USA)
I Contain Multitudes (The Bodley Head), Ed Yong

The judges are Val McDermid (Chair), Simon Baron-Cohen, Gemma Cairney, Tim Lewens and Di Speirs. They will announce their winner on 24 April.

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