Heart: A History by Sandeep Jauhar has been shortlisted for the 2019 Wellcome Book Prize.

The prize seeks to celebrate 'the best new books that illuminate the many ways that health, medicine and illness touch our lives.'

The full shortlist is as follows:

Amateur: A reckoning with gender, identity and masculinity by Thomas Page McBee 
Heart: A history by Sandeep Jauhar 
Mind on Fire: A memoir of madness and recovery by Arnold Thomas Fanning 
Murmur by Will Eaves 
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh 
The Trauma Cleaner: One woman’s extraordinary life in death, decay and disaster by Sarah Krasnostein 

More about the prize can be found here.

 

Heart shortlisted Wellcome Book Prize