Maggie O’Farrell longlisted for Wellcome Book Prize 2018
We are enormously proud to see Maggie O’Farrell’s breath-taking memoir I AM, I AM, I AM picked out for the Wellcome Book Prize longlist.
The prize celebrates new books – both fiction and nonfiction – with a connection to medicine, health, or illness. The varied longlist includes literary fiction, popular science, lyrical meditation, memoir, and medical history. Maggie’s I AM, I AM, I AM, which was a Sunday Times number one bestseller, is introduced by the Prize as ‘a tenaciously powerful account of what it means to be alive.’
The Prize wrote further: ‘this is a memoir with a difference – the unputdownable story of an extraordinary woman’s life in near-death experiences. Insightful, inspirational, intelligent, it’s a book to be read at a sitting, a story you finish newly conscious of life’s fragility, determined to make every heartbeat count.’
The shortlist will be announced 20 March 2018, and the winner at an evening ceremony on 30 April 2018.