Add to researchCosta Book Awards: Shortlist announced!


The Costa Book Awards shortlist has been announced, and there are prizes in four categories: Novel, First Novel, Biography and Poetry. See below for details...

The Nominations are:

Novel Prize

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (Jonathan Cape)

A Summer of Drowning by John Burnside (Jonathan Cape)

Pure by Andrew Miller (Sceptre)

My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young (HarperCollins)

First Novel Award

City of Bohane by Kevin Barry (Jonathan Cape)

The Last Hundred Days by Patrick McGuinness (Seren)

Tiny Sunbirds Far Away by Christie Watson (Quercus)

Pao by Kerry Young (Bloomsbury)

Biography Award

Thin Paths: Journeys In and Around an Italian Mountain Village by Julia Blackburn (Jonathan Cape)

Henry’s Demons: Living with Schizophrenia - A Father and Son’s Story by Patrick and Henry Cockburn (Simon and Schuster)

Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas by Matthew Hollis (Faber and Faber)

Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin (Viking)

Poetry Award

The Bees by Carol Ann Duffy (Picador)

Night by David Harsent (Faber and Faber)

Fiere by Jackie Kay (Picador)

November by Sean O’Brien (Picador)