Longlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize 

Anaesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness – Kate Cole-Adams

Nonfiction · Text Publishing


About the book

“Cole-Adams demonstrates fearless curiosity while dealing with our disquiet and anxiety about a subject that most of us pay little heed to.”

– 2018 Stella Prize Judges

Kate Cole-Adams

About the author

Kate Cole-Adams 

Judges’ report

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