Wellcome Trust Book Prize – Shortlist announced

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The shortlist for this year’s Wellcome Trust Book Prize was announced today.
The selected titles are:

So Much for That by Lionel Shriver
Grace Williams Says it Loud by Emma Henderson
Medic by John Nichol and Tony Rennell
Teach Us to Sit Still by Tim Parks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Angel of Death: The Story of Smallpox by Gareth Williams

All of the books are available in the Wellcome Library (catalogue details are given above) and the winner will be announced at an awards reception at Wellcome Collection, London, on 9 November 2010.

For more details – including a short film of Book Prize judges Clive Anderson, Maggie Gee, Dr Michael Neve and Dr Alice Roberts discussing the six shortlisted books – see the Wellcome Book Prize website.

Ross Macfarlane

Ross Macfarlane is the Research Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Library.

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