Authors Siddhartha Mukherjee and late Paul Kalanithi have been nominated in the longlist for this year’s Wellcome Book Prize. Siddhartha Mukherjee has been nominated for his book, The Gene: An Intimate History, a book that examines the history of human heredity from the beginning of time. Paul Kalanithi has been nominated for his moving memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, a moving account of searching for meaning after he received a terminal cancer diagnosis.

India Currents has reviewed When Breath Becomes Air –

The Wellcome Trust which was founded by Sir Henry Wellcome in 1936, is a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health by supporting bright minds in science, the humanities and social sciences, and public engagement. It is independent of government and commercial interests.

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