The Costa Book Awards shortlist for 2018 has been announced and we think that there is plenty here to set up your weekend reading lists and beyond. Why not’check them out’ via your local library and then update your ‘my Books’ shelf on our app. You can download the app via Apple here and Google Play Store here.
2018 Costa Novel Award
The Silence of Girls, Pat Barker The Italian Teacher, Tom Rachman Normal People, Sally Rooney From a Low and Quiet Sea, Donal Ryan
Costa First Novel Award
Pieces of Me, Natalie Hart An Unremarkable Body, Elisa Lotado The Seven Deaths of Evleyn Hardcastle, Stuart Turton Meet Me at the Museum, Anne Youngson
Costa Biography Award
To Throw Away Unopened, Viv Albertine The Cut Out Girl, Bart Van Es The Salt Path, Raynor Winn The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: the autobiography, Benjamin Zephaniah
Costa Poetry Award
Us, Zaffar Kunial Assurances, Jo Morgan Soho, Richard Scott Three Poems, Hannah Sullivan
Costa Children’s Book Award
The Colour of the Sun, David Almond Bone Talk, Candy Gourlay Orphan Monster Spy, Matt Killeen
The Skylarks’ War, Hilary MacKay
Good luck to all the shortlistees!
We hope you enjoy reading some of the nominated titles, we’re already starting on the list.