Costa Book Awards 2012 Shortlists

Also announced yesterday were the shortlists for the Costa Book Awards 2012:

2012 Costa Novel Award shortlist

  • Hilary Mantel – Bring up the Bodies – Fourth Estate
  • Stephen May – Life! Death! Prizes! – Bloomsbury
  • James Meek – The Heart Broke In – Canongate
  • Joff Winterhart – Days of the Bagnold Summer – Jonathan Cape

2012 Costa First Novel Award shortlist

  • J W Ironmonger – The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder – Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Jess Richards – Snake Ropes – Sceptre
  • Francesca Segal – The Innocents – Chatto & Windus
  • Benjamin Wood – The Bellwether Revivals – Simon & Schuster

2012 Costa Biography Award shortlist

  • Artemis Cooper – Patrick Leigh-Fermor: An Adventure – John Murray
  • Selina Guinness – The Crocodile by the Door: The Story of a House, a Farm and a Family – Penguin Ireland
  • Kate Hubbard – Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household – Chatto & Windus
  • Mary Talbot and Bryan Talbot – Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes – Jonathan Cape

2012 Costa Poetry Award shortlist

  • Sean Borodale – Bee Journal – Jonathan Cape
  • Julia Copus – The World’s Two Smallest Humans – Faber and Faber
  • Selima Hill – People Who Like Meatballs – Bloodaxe Books
  • Kathleen Jamie – The Overhaul – Picador

2012 Costa Children’s Book Award shortlist

  • Sally Gardner – Maggot Moon – Hot Key Books
  • Diana Hendry – The Seeing – The Bodley Head
  • Hayley Long – What’s Up with Jody Barton? – Macmillan Children’s Books
  • Dave Shelton – A Boy and a Bear in a Boat – David Fickling Books

One thought on “Costa Book Awards 2012 Shortlists

  1. Sarah

    I’m hoping the Artemis Cooper bio lands in my Christmas stocking. When I look at these awards I realise I’ve been reading too much crime fiction.

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