Dr Ben Cave’s What We Fear Most nominated for a CWA ALCS Dagger

Congratulations to Dr Ben Cave whose memoir What We Fear Most: Reflections on a Life in Forensic Psychiatry  has been longlisted for this years’ CWA ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction!

This prestigious award recognises non-fiction works on a crime related theme and we are immensely proud to see What We Fear Most amongst such an impressive longlist.  so long as it was first published in the UK during the judging period.

Dr Ben Cave is one of the UK’s leading forensic psychiatrists who has spent over thirty years working in prisons and secure hospitals diagnosing and treating some of the most troubled men and women in society. What We Fear Most takes us on a journey to the heart of this highly emotive environment, putting himself under the microscope as well as his patients. In the process, he allows us to share what they have taught each other, and how it has changed them. To share the psychological battle scars that come with a career on the frontline of our health service. To learn about the brilliant mental health nurses for whom physical injury and verbal abuse are a daily hazard. To learn about ourselves, and what we fear most.