2014 Costa Book Awards Shortlists Announced


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Today’s blog post will show you the titles on this year’s Costa Book Awards Shortlists!

Let’s begin! The shortlists are as follows:

Novel Award:

134.Neel Mukherjee-The Lives Of Others  cover

Neel Mukherjee’s The Lives of Others Cover


Colm Tóibín’s Nora Webster Cover

Neel Mukherjee for The Lives of Others (Chatto & Windus)

Monique Roffey for House of Ashes (Simon and Schuster)

Ali Smith for How to Be Both (Hamish Hamilton)

Colm Tóibín for Nora Webster (Viking)

First Novel Award:

Carys Bray for A Song for Issy Bradley (Hutchinson)

Mary Costello for Academy Street (Canongate)

Emma Healey for Elizabeth Is Missing (Viking)

Simon Wroe for Chop Chop (Viking)


Mary Costello’s Academy Street Cover


John Campbell’s Roy Jenkins: A Well-Rounded Life Cover

Biography Award:

John Campbell for Roy Jenkins: A Well-Rounded Life (Jonathan Cape)

Marion Coutts for The Iceberg: a Memoir (Atlantic Books)

Helen Macdonald for H Is for Hawk (Jonathan Cape)

Henry Marsh for Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

Poetry Award:

Colette Bryce for The Whole and Rain-domed Universe (Picador)

Jonathan Edwards for My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren)

Lavinia Greenlaw for A Double Sorrow: Troilus and Criseyde (Faber & Faber)

Kei Miller for The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion (Carcanet)

Simon Mason's Running Girl Cover

Simon Mason’s Running Girl Cover


Michael Morpurgo’s Listen to the Moon Cover

Children’s Book Award:

Simon Mason for Running Girl (David Fickling Books/Random House Children’s Publishers)

Michael Morpurgo for Listen to the Moon (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

Kate Saunders for Five Children on the Western Front (Faber & Faber)

Marcus Sedgwick for The Ghosts of Heaven (Indigo)

Did you enjoy today’s post?

I hope this list has given you some ideas of what books to look out for!

One or two of these could appear in your stocking on Christmas morning if you’re lucky enough!

That’s it for today’s post! I hope you enjoyed it!

If you would like to learn a little more about any of these titles or the Costa Book Awards itself, please click the link -http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookprizes/11238023/2014-Costa-Book-Awards-shortlists-announced.html

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