Costa book Awards 2013

The Costa Book Awards recognise the “most enjoyable books” in five categories – Novel, First Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book – published in the last year by writers based in the UK and Ireland.Many of the titles shortlisted for the 2013 awards have been reviewed by the Telegraph’s critics, some more favourably than others…

2013 Costa Novel Award – shortlisted titles:

Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson

Unexpected Lessons in Love, by Bernadine Bishop: ”

Instructions for a Heatwave, by Maggie O’Farrell:

All the Birds, Singing, by Evie Wyld:

2013 Costa First Novel Award – shortlisted titles

:Idiopathy, by Sam Byers: ”

.”Meeting the English, by Kate Clanchy:

The Shock of the Fall, by Nathan Filer:

Marriage Material, by Sathnam Sanghera:

 2013 Costa Biography Award

Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins, by Gavin Francis:

Hanns and Rudolf: The German Jew and the Hunt for the Kommandant of Auschwitz, by Thomas Harding:

The Pike: Gabriele D’Annunzio, Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War, by Lucy Hughes-Hallett:

The Trip to Echo Spring: Why Writers Drink, by Olivia Laing: “

2013 Costa Poetry Award

The Divine Comedy, translated by Clive James

.Division Street, by Helen Mort

Drysalter, by Michael Symmons Roberts:

Hill of Doors, by Robin Robertson:

2013 Costa Children’s Book Award

The Hanged Man Rises, by Sarah Naughton

Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door, by Ross Montgomery

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse, by Chris Riddell

Rose Under Fire, by Elizabeth Wein

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