2012 Costa Book Awards shortlists announced

Costa Book Awards Shortlist
The 2012 Costa Book Awards category shortlists were announced last night and include Man Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel’s Bring up the Bodies and Waterstones Book of the Year nominee Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure. The winning authors in each category will be announced on 3rd January 2013; they then go head to head for the overall Costa Book of the Year, to be announced on 29th January 2013. Read more about the shortlists on our blog.

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First Novel Award

JW Ironmonger Jess Richards Francesca Segal Benjamin Wood
The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder
by J.W. Ironmonger
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Snake Ropes
by Jess Richards
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The Innocents
by Francesca Segal
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The Bellwether Revivals
by Benjamin Wood
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Novel Award

Hilary Mantel Stephen May James Meek Joff Winterhart
Bring Up the Bodies
by Hilary Mantel
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Life! Death! Prizes!
by Stephen May
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The Heart Broke in
by James Meek
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Days of the Bagnold Summer
by Joff Winterhart
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Biography Award

Artemis Cooper Selina Guinness Kate Hubbard Mary Talbot Bryan Talbot
Patrick Leigh Fermor:
An Adventure

by Artemis Cooper
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The Crocodile by the Door
by Selina Guinness
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Serving Victoria
by Kate Hubbard
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Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes by Mary Talbot, Bryan Talbot
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Poetry Award

Sean Borodale Julia Copus Selima Hill Kathleen Jamie
Bee Journal
by Sean Borodale
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The World’s Two Smallest Humans
by Julia Copus
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People Who Like Meatballs
by Selima Hill
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The Overhaul
by Kathleen Jamie
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Children's Book Award

Sally Gardner Diana Hendry Hayley Long Dave Shelton
Maggot Moon
by Sally Gardner
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The Seeing
by Diana Hendry
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What’s Up With Jody Barton?
by Hayley Long
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A Boy and a Bear in a

by Dave Shelton
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About Karl Dallas

Former BBC and IRN presenter, presenter of jazz, classical, movie and talk shows on Bradford Community Broadcasting, editor and presenter of VideoCaroline, "the best TV over the Seven Seas".
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