Thursday, 18 November 2010

Costa Shortlist

The Costa book awards recognise the most enjoyable books from English and Irish based writers in the categories first novel, novel, biography, poetry and children's book. The shortlist was announced earlier this week, and the winners will be announced on 5th January. To find out more visit the Costa Book Awards website.

Costa First Novel Award
Witness the Night by Kishwar Desai
Coconut Unlimited by Nikest Shukla
The Temple-Goers by Aatish Taseer
Not Quite White by Simon Thirsk 
Costa Novel Award
Whatever You Love by Louise Doughty
The Blasphemer by Nigel Farndale
The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
Costa Biography Award
How to Live A Life of Montaigne by Sarah Bakewell
My Father's Fortune by Michael Frayn
The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
Costa Poetry Award
Standard Midland by Roy Fisher
The Wrecking Light by Robin Robertson
Of Mutability by Jo Shapcott
New Light for the Old Dark by Sam Willetts
Costa Children's Book Award
Flyaway by Lucy Christopher
Annexed by Sharon Dogar
Bartimaeus: The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud
Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace

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