Two Indian-American authors have been shortlisted for the 30,000 pound Wellcome Book Prize. The award 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’.
The winner will be announced at a ceremony at Wellcome Collection on the 24th of next month.