Ed Yong’s debut, I Contain Multitudes, has been shortlisted for the 2017 Wellcome Prize. The prize celebrates books which engage with the topics of health and medicine, and the many ways they touch our lives.
Chair of judges Val McDermid hailed the 2017 shortlist as one which will “shift perceptions”. She said: “One of the ways we communicate is to bring things down to a human level and it’s important for science to communicate to non-scientists… There will be people who read one of the books on this list and it will change their lives.”
Ed Yong’s New York Times bestselling book I Contain Multitudes has been selected for the shortlist of the LA Times Book Prize under the Science & Technology category.
The Los Angeles Times has awarded a set of book prizes annually since 1980. The 2017 prizes for each category will be awarded on the 21st April, opening the LA Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California.
Three of our authors have been selected for the longlist of the Branford Boase Award 2017: Amber Lee Dodd with We are Giants; Kiran Millwood Hargrave with The Girl of Ink & Stars; and Nat Luurtsema, for Girl Out of Water.
Two of Janklow & Nesbit’s authors have received nominations for the 2017 Wellcome Prize longlist: Adam Rutherford for A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, and Ed Yong for his debut I Contain Multitudes.
Keggie Carew’s remarkable debut Dadland: A Journey Into Unchartered Territory has won the Costa Biography Award 2016. The book was hailed as “hilarious and heartbreaking” by the judges.
Keggie grew up under the spell of an unorthodox, enigmatic father. An undercover guerrilla agent during the Second World War, in peacetime he lived on his wits and dazzling charm. But these were not always enough to sustain a family.
Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton’s Football School: Where Football Explains the World has been selected for the shortlist of the Blue Peter Book Awards 2017 for the Best Book with Facts category. The shortlist contains three titles in total, with another three titles in the Best Story category.
The enormously popular and influential Blue Peter Book Awards have been recognising and celebrating the best authors, the most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children since 2000.
Keggie Carew’s debut, Dadland, has been selected for the Biography category shortlist for this year’s Costa Book Awards. The Costa Book Awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. There are five categories - First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book - with one of the five winners chosen as Book of the Year, announced at an awards ceremony in London in January.