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“Anthropomorphism of a disease” — Emperor of All Maladies wins Guardian Book award


The Emperor of All Maladies, a biography of cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee, just won the Guardian First Book award! First the Pulitzer, now this – not bad at all for a science book.

“[Siddhartha Mukherjee] has managed to balance such a vast amount of information with lively narratives, combining complicated science with moving human stories. Far from being intimidating, it’s a compelling, accessible book, packed full of facts and anecdotes that you know you will remember and which you immediately want to pass on to someone else.”

writes The Guardian, and I completely agree.

It was really interesting to read this biography of cancer, especially since the stuff I work on (cancer genomics) is only mentioned on the very last pages. There is so much more –science, money, politics– that I had never heard of before.

You can find the author read from his book on YouTube:

Florian

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