Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Costa Book Awards shortlists unveiled

17th November 2010

The 19 works shortlisted in the 2010 Costa Book Awards' five categories have been revealed.

Contesting the best novel honour are Whatever You Love by Louise Doughty, Nigel Farndale's The Blasphemer, The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell and Paul Murray's Skippy Dies.

Witness the Night by Kishwar Desai, Nikesh Shukla's Coconut Unlimited, The Temple-Goers by Aatish Taseer and Simon Thirsk's Not Quite White are the titles in the running for the first novel award.

Meanwhile, the best biography shortlist features Sarah Bakewell's How to Live, My Father's Fortune by Michael Frayn and Edmund de Waal's The Hare with Amber Eyes.

Standard Midland by Roy Fisher, Robin Robertson's The Wrecking Light, Of Mutability by Jo Shapcott and Sam Willetts' New Light for the Old Dark are the collections selected for the poetry accolade.

Finally, the children's book award shortlist boasts Flyaway by Lucy Christopher, Sharon Dogar's Annexed, Bartimaeus: The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud and Jason Wallace's Out of Shadows.

The winners of the five individual categories will be named on January 5th, with the announcement of the overall 2010 Costa Book of the Year following on January 25th.

Last year, Christopher Reid won the Costa Book of the Year honour with his poetry collection A Scattering.
 

Latest Blog
Daniel Gray Finds Paradise between the Pages
27/06/2017

Exclusively for Foyles in Independent Bookshop Week, Daniel Gray finds paradise on the page and in the bookshop.

#FoylesFive: Children's Pride
26/06/2017

Andi from our Birmingham branch shares her favourite children's books that are perfect for Pride.

How to Change the World: Stop Harming Women
22/06/2017

Human rights barrister and a researcher at the Gender and Social Justice Centre at Cambridge University, Dexter Dias introduces his new book and explains how we can change the course of the 21st century if we can stop harming women.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd