Two of Mukherjee's uncles and a cousin suffered from mental illnesses. Siddhartha Mukherjee says trial is first in a series on 'rethinking human diets for cancer'. How, exactly, do you go about writing a prize-winning book about cancer? Siddhartha Mukherjee, who has just won the Guardian First Book award for The Emperor of All Maladies, explains. Siddhartha Mukherjee.
In the winter of 1851, Mendel boarded the train to enrol in his classes at the university. Siddhartha Mukherjee is the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction, and The Laws of Medicine. He is the editor of Best Science Writing 2013.