MiLAN and The Wellcome Book Prize
MiLAN Collective brings a themed monthly book group around past winners of the Wellcome Book Prize. The MiLAN's book group usually takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, but keep an eye on the website/Facebook as we will announce any changes here. For more information about MiLAN's book group events, visit our Facebook page. These are the books that the group will be reading in the next months:
April 11th 2018, 6pm :Ayọ bámi Adébáyọ, Stay With Me
May 9th 2018, 6pm: Mark O'Connell, To Be a Machine
June 13th 2018, 6pm: Allan Jenkins, Plot 29
July 11th 2018, 6pm: Meredith Wadman, The Vaccine Race
August 8th 2018, 6pm: Sigrid Rausing, Mayhem
September 12th 2018, 6pm: Han Kang trans. Deborah Smith, The White Book
October 10th 2018, 6pm: Robert Sapolsky, Behave
November 14th 2018, 6pm: Maggie O'Farrell, I Am, I Am, I Am
December 12th 2018, 6pm: Lindsey Fitzharris, The Butchering Art
January 9th 2019, 6pm: Bernard MacLaverty, Midwinter Break
February 13th 2019, 6pm: Kathryn Mannix, With the End in Mind
This Nigerian debut is the heart-breaking tale of what wanting a child can do to a person, a marriage and a family; a powerful and vivid story of what it means to love not wisely but too well.
Yejide is hoping for a miracle, for a child. It is all her husband wants, all her mother-in-law wants, and she has tried everything – arduous pilgrimages, medical consultations, appeals to God. But when her relatives insist upon a new wife, it is too much for Yejide to bear. It will lead to jealousy, betrayal and despair
Previously read by MiLAN's book group:
Wed 14th March
In Pursuit of Memory: The Fight Against Alzheimer's, by Joseph Jebelli
A fascinating and very human story of the Alzheimer’s epidemic that affects millions of people around the world – and the race against the clock to find a cure.
Wed 21st February
I Contain Multitudes, by Ed Long
In ‘I Contain Multitudes’, Ed Yong opens our eyes and invites us to marvel at ourselves and other animals in a new light, less as individuals and more as thriving ecosystems.
Wed 10th January
How to Survive a Plague, by David France
‘How to Survive a Plague’ is the riveting, powerful and profoundly moving story of the AIDS epidemic and the grassroots movement of activists, many of them facing their own life-or-death struggles, who grabbed the reins of scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection into a manageable disease.
Wed 13th December
The Golden Age, by Joan London
Set in a convalescent hospital for children with polio, ‘The Golden Age’ is a radiant novel that tells a deeply moving story about illness and recovery, about learning to navigate the unfamiliar, about embracing music, poetry, death and, most importantly, life.