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Wellcome Book Prize Shortlist is Announced

October 11, 2011

Wellcome has announced the five books for the shortlist of the Wellcome Book Prize 2011. They are:

  • Phlip Roth’s Nemesis
  • Anne Patchett’s State of Wonder
  • Louisa Young’s My Dear I Wanted to Tell You
  • Alice LaPlante’s Turn of Mind
  • Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies
  • Sarah Manguso’s The Two Kinds of Decay

There is more about each title on the Wellcome Book Prize site (and also a write-up on the Guardian website). There is a real breadth to this shortlist – from fiction to non-fiction, from poetry to narrative…

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (from Wellcome Book Prize Shortlist)

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