Three Penguin Random House titles have been selected for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize shortlist: The Vaccine Race by Meredith Wadman (Black Swan), The Butchering Art by Lindsey Fitzharris (Allen Lane) and Mayhem by Sigrid Rausing (Hamish Hamilton).
Other books which have made the shortlist are Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ (Canongate Books), With the End in Mind by Kathryn Mannix (HarperCollins) and To Be a Machine by Mark O’Connell (Granta Books).
The 2018 Wellcome Book Prize shortlist celebrates the many ways in which literature can illuminate the breadth and depth of our relationship with health, medicine and illness. It awards £30,000 each year to the winning author, and aims to stimulate interest and debate about medical science through books and reading. This year’s judges are Edmund de Waal, Bryony Gordon, Hannah Critchlow, Sumit Paul-Choudhury and Sophie Ratcliffe.
The winner will be revealed at an evening ceremony on Monday 30 April at Wellcome Collection.
More about those Penguin Random House titles included on this year’s shortlist: