Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Intrusion longlisted for Wellcome Prize

Edinburgh Napier's new writer-in-residence Ken MacLeod has been longlisted for the £25,000 Wellcome Trust Book Prize, awarded to fiction or non-fiction work on the theme of health, illness and medicine.

Intrusion is one of only five novels among fourteen books on the longlist. Others include crime writer Peter James and bestselling author Rosie Tremain.

Wellcome Trust director of Medical Humanities and Engagement, Clare Matterson, describes the longlist as an excellent, extremely diverse selection.

"These books challenge and entertain the reader in equal measure, and crucially make us reflect on the impact medicine has on our lives."

Ken's reaction to the news? "Well chuffed," he said via Twitter.

The shortlist is being announced October 11, and the winner on November 7th. Everyone on the Creative Writing MA has their fingers crossed for Ken!

Read about the longlist here, and about the Wellcome Trust Book Prize here.

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