Indian-American writer Siddhartha Mukherjee on 2017 Wellcome Book Prize longlist

Indian-American physician and author Siddhartha Mukherjee has been longlisted for this year’s Wellcome Book Prize for his non-fictional work The Gene: An Intimate History, which was published in May 2016.

The author took to Twitter to share the announcement.

In his book, Mukherjee blends science, social history and personal narrative, and attempts to tackle the knotty dilemma of whether human beings should remain bound to heredity or alter the course of future generations.

It is among the 12 books on the list that features seven non-fiction and five fiction titles, including memoir, contemporary fiction, historical fiction and popular science. Read more

Source: Hindustan Times

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