The Costa Book Awards shortlist 2019

The Costa Book Awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. There are five categories – First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book – with one of the five winners chosen as Book of the Year.

Below is the full list of shortlistees in each category.

Best First novel

Best Novel

Best Biography

Best Poetry

  • Surge by Jay Bernard
  • Flèche by Mary Jean Chan
  • The Mizzy by Paul Farley
  • Reckless Paper Birds by John McCullough

Best Children’s books

The category winners will be announced 6 January 2020, with the Book of the Year winner to be revealed on 28 January 2019. Read more about the Costa Book Awards here.

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Queenie: British Book Awards Book of the Year

Queenie: British Book Awards Book of the Year

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