This year’s winner of the Wellcome Trust Book Prize is Alice LaPlante for her book Turn of Mind. This is LaPlante’s debut novel and the first novel to win the prize. The story is from the perspecive of an eminent former surgeon who is in the last stages of Alzheimers who is suspected of the murder of her best friend. As the story progresses it reflects the state of the narrator’s mind as she enters the last stages of dimentia.
Other titles shortlisted for the prize:
The Emperor of all Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Nemesis by Philip Roth
The Two Kinds of Decay by Sarah Manguso
My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young
State of Wonder by Ann Pratchett