On the eve of the prize announcement, the finalists of the Wellcome Book Prize 2018 gather to present their work in a spirit of friendly competition. Come listen and decide who to your mind should win the coveted prize!
Featuring: Sigrid Rausing on her memoir of loss and addiction, Lyndsey Fitzharris on her history of surgery 'The Butchering Art', Ayobami Adebayo on fertility, Kathryn Mannix on palliative care and Meredith Wadman on combatting killer viruses. Also shortlisted is Mark O'Connell for To Be A Machine.
The Wellcome Book Prize is awarded annually to celebrate the many ways in which literature can illuminate the breadth and depth of our relationship with health, medicine and illness.