Costa Book Awards 2019 shortlists announced
In the UK, the shortlists for the 2019 Costa Book Awards have been announced.
Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award are:
- Middle England (Jonathan Coe, Viking)
- Confession with Blue Horses (Sophie Hardach, Head of Zeus)
- Starling Days (Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Sceptre)
- Shadowplay (Joseph O’Connor, Harvill Secker).
Shortlists were also announced for the First Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book Awards. In total, 20 books were shortlisted. View the full list of shortlisted titles here.
Established in 1971, the Costa book awards recognise some of the ‘most enjoyable’ books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland.
The category winners will be announced on 6 January 2020 and will each receive £5000 (A$9550). The overall winner, receiving an additional £30,000 (A$57,300), will be announced on 28 January.