Wellcome Book Prize Winners

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 sti ...more

Winners

Murmur

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3.40 avg rating — 857 ratings
Wellcome Book Prize (2019)
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To Be a Machine : Adventure...

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3.78 avg rating — 2,606 ratings
Wellcome Book Prize (2018)
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The Heart

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3.85 avg rating — 8,804 ratings
Wellcome Book Prize (2017)
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It's All in Your Head

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4.09 avg rating — 3,345 ratings
Wellcome Book Prize (2016)
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The Iceberg

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3.97 avg rating — 1,320 ratings
Wellcome Book Prize (2015)
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Far from the Tree: Parents,...

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4.25 avg rating — 20,373 ratings
Wellcome Book Prize (2014)
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Circulation: William Harvey...

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3.68 avg rating — 75 ratings
Wellcome Book Prize (2012)
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Turn of Mind

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3.65 avg rating — 14,639 ratings
Wellcome Book Prize (2011)
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The Immortal Life of Henrie...

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4.10 avg rating — 676,963 ratings
Wellcome Book Prize (2010)
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Keeper: One House, Three Ge...

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3.87 avg rating — 646 ratings
Wellcome Book Prize (2009)
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nominees

Freshwater

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4.03 avg rating — 25,542 ratings
Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2019)
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Sight

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3.40 avg rating — 1,357 ratings
Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2019)
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Astroturf

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3.09 avg rating — 141 ratings
Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2019)
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Polio: The Odyssey of Eradi...

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3.92 avg rating — 26 ratings
Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2019)
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Educated

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4.47 avg rating — 1,246,037 ratings
Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2019)
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This Really Isn't About You

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3.79 avg rating — 820 ratings
Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2019)
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The Trauma Cleaner: One Wom...

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3.89 avg rating — 23,760 ratings
Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Shortlist (2019)
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Amateur: A True Story About...

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4.22 avg rating — 3,166 ratings
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Mind on Fire: A Memoir of M...

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4.19 avg rating — 433 ratings
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My Year of Rest and Relaxation

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3.71 avg rating — 237,246 ratings
Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Shortlist (2019)
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Heart: A History

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The Vaccine Race: Science, ...

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3.97 avg rating — 932 ratings
Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2018)
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Behave: The Biology of Huma...

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Mayhem

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3.61 avg rating — 916 ratings
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I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen...

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3.99 avg rating — 34,015 ratings
Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2018)
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Midwinter Break

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3.62 avg rating — 4,767 ratings
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With the End in Mind: Dying...

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4.57 avg rating — 4,699 ratings
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The White Book

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3.84 avg rating — 12,940 ratings
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Plot 29

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4.07 avg rating — 372 ratings
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In Pursuit of Memory: The F...

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4.23 avg rating — 592 ratings
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