news | Friday April 28, 2017

Mend the Living wins Wellcome Book Prize!

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Congratulations to author Maylis de Kerangal and translator Jessica Moore! Their 2016 novel, Mend the Living, has won the 2017 Wellcome Book Prize!

Worth £30,000, this U.K. prize celebrates exceptional works of fiction and non-fiction that engage with the topics of health and medicine and the many ways they touch our lives. De Kerangal is the first French author to win the prestigious prize and, as Mend the Living is a novel in translation, the prize money will be divided with two thirds awarded to the author and one third to the translator.

Check out press coverage in the Irish Times, the Guardian, the Independent, the Bookseller, and on BBC Radio.

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