Heart: A History by cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar has been longlisted for the prestigious Wellcome Book Prize.

The prize recognises fiction and nonfiction books that 'illuminate the many ways that health, medicine and illness touch our lives.' The shortlist for the £30,000 prize will be announced on Tuesday 19 March, with the winner revealed at an evening ceremony on Wednesday 1 May at Wellcome Collection.

The full longlist reads as follows: 

Heart: A History by Sandeep Jauhar
Amateur: A true story about what makes a man by Thomas Page McBee
Astroturf by Matthew Sperling
Educated by Tara Westover
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
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
Polio: The odyssey of eradication by Thomas Abraham
Sight by Jessie Greengrass
The Trauma Cleaner: One woman’s extraordinary life in death, decay and disaster by Sarah Krasnostein
This Really Isn’t About You by Jean Hannah Edelstein

 

Read more about the longlist and the Wellcome Book Prize here.