Sunday, 20 November 2011

Costa Book Awards 2011 - nominees

Man Booker Prize winner and poet laureate involved in the mix this year.

2011 Costa Novel Award Shortlist
Julian Barnes "The Sense of an Ending"
John Burnside "A Summer of Drowning"
Andrew Miller "Pure"
Louisa Young "My Dear I Wanted to Tell You"

2011 Costa First Novel Award Shortlist
Kevin Barry "City of Bohane"
Patrick McGuinness "The Last Hundred Days"
Christie Watson "Tiny Sunbirds Far Away"
Kerry Young "Pao"

2011 Costa Biography Award Shortlist
Julia Blackburn "Thin Paths Thin Paths: Journeys In and Around an Italian Mountain Village"
Patrick and Henry Cockburn "Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story"
Matthew Hollis "Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas"
Claire Tomalin "Charles Dickens: A Life"

2011 Poetry Award Shortlist
Carol Ann Duffy "The Bees"
David Harsent "Night"
Jackie Kay "Fiere"
Sean O'Brien "November"

2011 Children's Book Award Shortlist
Martyn Bedford "Flip"
Frank Cottrell Boyce "The Unforgotten Coat"
Lissa Evans "Small Change for Stuart"
Moira Young "Blood Red Road"