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Costa Book Awards 2018

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Costa First Novel Award 2018

Costa Poetry Award 2018

Costa Children's Book Award 2018

Costa Novel Award 2018

Costa Biography Award 2018

Winner: The Cut Out Girl

Costa Biography Award Winner 2018  The enthralling story of a man's search for the truth about his family's past The last time Lien saw her parents was in the Hague when she was collected at the door by a stranger and taken to a city far away to be hidden from the Nazis. She was raised by her foster family ...

Costa First Novel Award 2018

Winner: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Costa First Novel Award Winner 2018 DEBUT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG NOVEL AWARD 2018 SHORTLISTED FOR THE SPECSAVERS NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2018 Gosford Park meets Groundhog Day by way of Agatha Christie and Black Mirror - the most inventive story you'll read this year Tonight, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed ... Again It is meant to be a ...

Shortlisted Books

Costa Poetry Award 2018

Winner: Assurances

Assurances is an award-winning narrative poem, a story, a collection of words that funnels thought, tightens feelings, allows and encourages consideration. Assurances with its mix of verse and unversed passages is a poem about the threat of nuclear war, it is shocking, yet also quite beautiful as it looks from sky to earth, from bottom ...

Shortlisted Books

Costa Children's Book Award 2018

Winner: The Skylarks' War

Award winning Hilary McKay tells a captivating and deeply moving story of three young people growing up in the years before and during World War One. How their lives were totally changed by the War, how what really happened to the soldiers could never be talked about and how a girl like Clarry suddenly had opportunities because of the ...

Shortlisted Books

Costa Novel Award 2018

Winner: Normal People

Featured on Episode 3 of the LoveReading Podcast

Shortlisted Books

Costa Biography Award 2018

Winner: The Cut Out Girl

Costa Biography Award Winner 2018  The enthralling story of a man's search for the truth about his family's past The last time Lien saw her parents was in the Hague when she was collected at the door by a stranger and taken to a city far away to be hidden from the Nazis. She was raised by her foster family ...

Shortlisted Books