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Bob Lopez | 196 comments Mod
The Costa Book Awards is one of the UK's most prestigious and popular literary prizes and recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland.

Uniquely, the prize has five categories - First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children's Book - with one of the five winning books selected as the overall Costa Book of the Year. It is the only prize which places children’s books alongside adult books in this way.

The shortlists were announced in November. Winners will be announced later this month.

Fiction
Middle England by Jonathan Coe
Confession with Blue Horses by Sophie Hardach
Starling Days by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Shadowplay by Joseph O'Connor

First Novel Award
Diary of a Somebody by Brian Bilston
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins
The Other Half of Augusta Hope by Joanna Glen

Biography
On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons by Laura Cumming
The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz by Jack Fairweather
In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin by Lindsey Hilsum
The Making of Poetry: Coleridge, the Wordsworths and Their Year of Marvels by Adam Nicolson

Poetry
Surge by Jay Bernard
Flèche by Mary Jean Chan
The Mizzy by Paul Farley
Reckless Paper Birds by John McCullough

Children's Award
Asha & the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan
Crossfire by Malorie Blackman
In the Shadow of Heroes by Nicholas Bowling
Furious Thing by Jenny Downham


message 2: by Doug (new)

Doug Winners were actually announced on 1/ 7

Fiction
Middle England by Jonathan Coe

First Novel Award
The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

Biography
The Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz by Jack Fairweather

Poetry
Flèche by Mary Jean Chan

Children's Award
Asha & the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan


message 3: by Bob (new)

Bob Lopez | 196 comments Mod
Oh, hey, great! I was looking at the 2018 dates, so thanks! Was there an overall winner listed?


message 4: by Doug (new)

Doug Bob wrote: "Oh, hey, great! I was looking at the 2018 dates, so thanks! Was there an overall winner listed?"

That one WILL be announced later, on January 28.


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Beverly | 142 comments Doug wrote: "Winners were actually announced on 1/ 7

Fiction
Middle England by Jonathan Coe

First Novel Award
The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

Biography
The Volunteer: The True Story of the..."


Glad to see that The Confessions of Frannie Langton won the First Novel Award.

I have been wanting to read Middle England and Fleche.


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