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THIS REALLY ISN’T ABOUT YOU longlisted for the 2019 Wellcome Book Prize

In Literary News by Hana0 Comments

Jean Hannah Edelstein’s debut memoir, THIS REALLY ISN’T ABOUT YOU, has been longlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize! 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the prize, which rewards literature that features the ways medicine, health and illness affect our lives. The shortlist will be announced on Tuesday 19th March and the full announcement can be viewed here.

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