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The shortlist for this year’s Costa Book Awards is in, and here it it…

Novel Award:

God in Ruins- Kate Atkinson

The Green Road- Anne Enright 

A Place Called Winter- Patrick Gale

At Hawthorn Time- Melissa Harrison


First Novel Award: 

Spill Simmer Falter Wither- Sara Baume

The Girl in the Red Coat- Kate Hamer

The Loney- Andrew Michael Hurley

Things We Have in Common- Tasha Kavanagh


 

Biography Award:

The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland- Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

The House by the Lake- Thomas Harding

John Aubrey: My Own Life- Ruth Scurr

The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, The Lost Hero of Science- Andrea Wulf


 

Poetry Award:

Physical- Andrew McMillan

The Observances- Kate Miller

40 Sonnets- Don Paterson

Talking Dead- Neil Rollinson


Children’s Book Award: 

The Lie Tree- Frances Hardinge

Sophie Someone- Hayley Long

An Island of Our Own- Sally Nicholls

Jessica’s Ghost- Andrew Norriss


The category winners will be announced on January 4th 2016 whilst the Costa book of the year will announced on the 26th January 2016.

To view the full list with more details about the books and authors, why not visit the Costa Book Awards website.

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