• Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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Two Indian authors on Wellcome Book Prize 2017 shortlist

Siddhartha Mukherjee has been nominated for a second time

By: Sarwar Alam

Two Indian-American authors have been shortlisted for the 30,000 pound Wellcome Book Prize, which celebrates fiction and non-fiction works engaged with the topics of health and medicine. Siddhartha Mukherjee is on the list of the annual prize for his study of genetics and mental health in his book The Gene. He is joined by fellow Indian-American author Paul Kalanithi, who could become the first posthumous winner of the prize for his life-affirming reflection on facing mortality When Breath Becomes Air. Kirty Topiwala, publisher at Wellcome Collection and Wellcome Book Prize Manager, said: “With so many new books now being published in…

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