The World I Fell Out Of by Melanie Reid

Published by 4th Estate, HarperCollins Publishers

Judges Comments:

This moving and beautifully written memoir of  life after a serious spinal injury combines pain and humour along with vivid and compassionate portraits of fellow sufferers and healers alike. It is a personal memoir which puts the reader’s life in perspective but also has a wider social resonance.


4th Estate:

'We are so proud to be Melanie's publisher. Her extraordinary, life-affirming and beautifully written memoir, full of hard-won wisdom and humour, is a truly inspiring read.'

Melanie Reid:

'Really chuffed - because this is recognition for anyone who's survived a life-changing event.'