Wellcome Book Prize 2016 Shortlist Revealed

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

The Wellcome Book Prize shortlist has been revealed. Joan Bakewell, The Chair of Judges, revealed the nominees which were selected by a committee of authors, journalists and academics.

Six books, including memoirs, fiction and non-fiction, were selected. “The shortlist reflects what has moved and inspired us most about books that deal with intimate and often complex matters of the human body and human experience,” stated Bakewell. “Each one has found its way not just onto the shortlist, but into our hearts.”

We’ve got the list after the jump.

Wellcome Book Prize Shortlist 2016

  • Playthings bAlex Pheby
  • It’s All in Your Head bSuzanne O’Sullivan
  • The Last Act of Love bCathy Rentzenbrink
  • Neurotribes bSteve Silberman
  • Signs for Lost Children bSarah Moss
  • The Outrun bAmy Liptrot

The winner of this year’s prize will be announced on April 25.The award includes £30 000 in prize money.