Irish journalist Mark O’Connell’s “passionate, entertaining and cogent examination” into the use of technology to cheat death and push the human body beyond its current... Read more
Penguin Random House has published half the titles on the female-dominated Wellcome Book Prize shortlist, with the book finalists all linked by their complex relationship... Read more
Memoirs from Maggie O'Farrell, Sigrid Rausing and Allan Jenkins have been longlisted for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize.
Artist and writer Edmund de Waal is to chair the judging panel for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize which celebrates "exceptional books that engage with... Read more
Maylis de Kerangal’s Mend The Living, which explores the emotional and physical complexities of organ donation, has been named as the £30,000 winner of the... Read more
Paul Kalanithi’s "life-affirming" memoir When Breath Becomes Air (The Bodley Head) is one of the six-strong shortlist for this year's Wellcome Book Prize. ... Read more
Scottish crime writer Val McDermid is to chair the Wellcome Book Prize's 2017 judging panel, which features leading figures from across the worlds of literature,... Read more
Sir Chris Hoy, winners of the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize and the APS Awards, the Wellcome Book Prize judges and Shakespeare-loving schoolchildren feature in our... Read more
Cathy Rentzenbrink and Stephen Silberman are among six shortlisted authors for the £30,000 Wellcome Book Prize, awarded annually to the best new work of fiction or... Read more
From trophies to a literary showcase and a birthday, here are the latest pictures of the week.