MURMUR – a “future classic” – wins Wellcome book prize

Posted on 02/05/2019, in Awards, News

We are absolutely thrilled that Will Eaves’ Alan Turing inspired novel, MURMUR won the Wellcome Book Prize 2019. Winners were announced last night.

‘Will Eaves’s fictionalised account of the chemical castration of Alan Turing, Murmur, was hailed as “a future classic” as it won the £30,000 Wellcome book prize on Wednesday night, only the third novel to win the award for science-related writing.’ – Read the full Guardian article.

Will Eaves’ agent, Carrie Plitt tweeted, “Congratulations to my dear, dear Will Eaves who won the Wellcome Book Prize last night. There could not be a more deserving person or book.”

“Murmur is a hugely impressive book that will grip you in the very first pages, break your heart halfway through, and in the end, strangely, unexpectedly, restore your faith in human beings, and their endless capacity for resilience.”​ – Elif Shafak, chair of the judges

Photo: Will Eaves