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Writing Awards

Spread the Word has partnered with Wellcome Collection to launch an ambitious project aiming to find and support writers from underrepresented groups, who have a big idea for a non-fiction book for general readers, that engages with health and being human. The inaugural six writers on the Awards are Aimee Cliff, Dylan Brethour, James Zatka-Haas, Mashal Iftikhar, Masud Husain and Rageshri Dhairyawan. 

The programme offers the selected writers a bursary, insight days, mentoring by authors and publishers, access to Wellcome Collection’s team and resources, workshops, an agent meeting and travel and access fund as required. 

The Awards judges were by Dr Annabel Sowemimo, Dr Camilla Pang and Raymond Antrobus.  

Photo: Ben Gilbert, Wellcome Collection


Aimee Cliff

Dylan Brethour

James Zatka-Haas  

Mashal Iftikhar 

Masud Husain 

Rageshri Dhairyawan


Dr Camilla Pang

Dr Annabel Sowemimo

Raymond Antrobus

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