16 November 2011

Costa Book Awards 2011 shortlist

Costa Book Awards 2011 shortlist
The shortlist for the Costa Book Awards, announced on Tuesday, sees 20 writers being listed in five categories, each competing to win £5,000. The writer chosen from the entire shortlist to win the overall Costa Book of the Year will be given £30,000.
[link via The Telegraph]

This year's 20 shortlisted books and authors:


Julian Barnes for The Sense of Ending
John Burnside for A Summer of Drowning
Andrew Miller for Pure
Louisa Young for My Dear I Wanted to Tell You

First Novel:

Kevin Barry for City of Bohane 
Patrick McGuinness for The Last Hundred Days 
Christie Watson for Tiny Sunbirds Far Away 
Kerry Young for Pao


Julia Blackburn for Thin Paths: Journeys In and Around an Italian Mountain Village
Patrick and Henry Cockburn for Henry’s Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son’s Story
Matthew Hollis for Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas
Claire Tomalin for Charles Dickens: A Life

Carol Ann Duffy for The Bees
David Harsent for Night
Jackie Kay for Fiere
Sean O’Brien for November 

Children’s Book:
Martyn Bedford for Flip
Frank Cottrell Boyce for The Unforgotten Coat 
Lissa Evans for Small Change for Stuart 
Moira Young for Blood Red Road


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