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Today: Wellcome writing prize winner

April 30th, 2015

Episode 323 of 1744 episodes

Marion Coutts was announced last night as the winner of the Wellcome Book Prize her memoir The Iceberg. The prize recognizes exceptional works of fiction and non-fiction on the subject of medicine and our everyday encounters with it. Marion’s book describes the painful 18 months leading up to the death of her husband, the art critic Tom Lubbock, after being diagnosed with a brain tumour situated in the part of the brain controlling speech and language.

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