A Wellcome Brunch
Listen to four of the shortlisted authors for this year's Wellcome Book Prize.
The winner will be announced on April 25th, joining an exceptional alumni including Marion Coutts and her critically lauded memoir, The Iceberg (2015) Andrew Solomon for Far From the Tree (2014), Thomas Wright for Circulation (2012), Alice LaPlante for Turn of Mind (2011) Rebecca Skloot for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010), and Andrea Gillies for Keeper: Living with Nancy – A Journey into Alzheimer’s (2009).
Takes us on a journey through the very real world of psychosomatic illness. This book encourages us to look deep inside the human condition. It helps us to find the secrets we are all capable of keeping from ourselves, and our age-old failure to credit the intimate and extraordinary connection between mind and body.
A powerful, timely and incredibly moving memoir in the bestselling tradition of Blake Morrison, Joan Didion and Ruth Picardie.
“Moss, a writer of complexity and restraint, shows real skill in the way she brings these ‘lost children’ back together.” - The Financial Times
Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently (Paperback)
Winner of the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, this Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller upends conventional thinking about autism and suggests a broader model for acceptance, understanding and full participation in society for people who think differently.