I am a little behind with this post as I was firmly convinced that the winner of the Wellcome Trust Prize was to be announced tonight, when it was actually awarded two days ago. I often see bloggers refer to their blogging journals and schedules and vaguely dream about how it would be to be that organised. I can't imagine ever being someone that manages to review books to deadlines for publishers, for example. Maybe I will make a New Year's resolution to get my blogging act together a bit more! Until then, dear readers, you will have to be content with enjoying two-day-old news, so please put on your best surprised faces and let me announce that the winner of the 2012 prize is: Circulation by Thomas Wright.
You can read my initial post on the shortlist here. This was one of the books I was most interested in reading so I'm definitely going to get my hands on a copy this week. Mark Lawson, chair of judges says that it "combines scholarly science with such narrative excitement that it will
be a great surprise if we do not eventually see 'Circulation: The
Movie'". I'm not sure it sounds like a concept that I would enjoy watching on the big screen but I will reserve judgement until after I've read the book!