Suzanne O'Sulllivan wins the Wellcome Book Prize
Congratulations to Suzanne O’Sullivan who has won the Wellcome Book Prize with It’s All in Your Head - True stories of imaginary illness (Vintage).
The five judges, led by Baroness Joan Bakewell, delivered their unanimous verdict for the £30,000 prize at the Wellcome Collection last night.
It’s All in Your Head is Suzanne’s first book, a focused look at the range of debilitating illnesses that are medically unexplained. We all exhibit physical responses to emotion – from blushing and laughter to palpitations and stomach ache – yet sometimes these expressions can be much more debilitating, causing seizures, paralysis and even blindness, and the stigmatisation associated with such a diagnosis is profound.
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