The essays are by Naomi Alderman, Ned Beauman, William Fiennes, Philip Kerr, Mark Ravenhill, Annie Freud, Daljit Nagra, Christina Patterson, Chibundo Onuzo, Thomas Lynch, Patrick McGuinness, AL Kennedy, Kayo Chingonyi, Abi Curtis and Imtiaz Dharker. Beneath the Skin is published in association with Wellcome Collection, a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we think and feel about health. Inspired by the medical objects and curiosities collected by Henry Wellcome, it connects science, medicine, life and art. Wellcome Collection exhibitions, events and books explore a diverse range of subjects, including consciousness, forensic medicine, emotions, sexology, identity and death.
These essays lift back the skin to reveal something secret and precious, articulating private truths and distilling sensation into language ... this collection is a timely, triumphant celebration of our embodiment * iNews *