Murmur - Will Eaves - Wellcome Book Prize Shortlist 2019


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Will Eaves is the author of four novels and two collections of poetry. He was Arts Editor of the Times Literary Supplement from 1995 to 2011, and now teaches at the University of Warwick. His shortlisted book, Murmur, takes its cue from the arrest and legally enforced chemical castration of the mathematician Alan Turing. Murmur is the account of a man who responds to intolerable physical and mental stress with love, honour and a rigorous, unsentimental curiosity about the ways in which we perceive ourselves and the world. Recorded live at Wilton's Music Hall London in April 2019 at a special event celebrating the Wellcome Book Prize Shortlist 2019. The Wellcome Book Prize is an annual award, open to new works of fiction or non-fiction. To be eligible for entry, a book should have a central theme that engages with some aspect of medicine, health or illness. 5x15 brings together five outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each. Learn more about 5x15 events: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram:

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