The Wellcome Book Prize celebrates the topics of health and medicine in literature. It awards £30,000 each year to the winning author, and aims to stimulate interest and debate about medical science through books and reading.
Sigrid Rausing’s book is on the shortlist for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize – read an excerpt from this moving account of drug addiction and its effects on the lives of those addicted and their families.
The heart-breaking debut by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ offers an insight into the devastating effects of sickle-cell disease in 1980s Nigeria, and is the only novel shortlisted for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize.
In this extract from the Wellcome Book Prize-shortlisted How To Survive A Plague, David France explores the ground-breaking collaboration between activists and researchers to contain the AIDS epidemic.