2009 Costa Book Award Shortlist & Winners

The shortlist for the 2009 Costa Novel & First Novel Awards was released in November 2009 and is as follows:

Costa Award: First Novel Category Shortlist

· The Finest Type of English Womanhood by Rachel Heath

· John the Revelator by Peter Murphy

· Beauty by Raphael Selbourne

· The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw

Costa Award: Novel Category Shortlist

· Family Album by Penelope Lively

· Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

· The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson

· Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

The 2009 Costa Awards Category Winners were announced in January of this year and are as follows:

2009 Costa Novel Award Winner

Colm Toibin Brooklyn

Judges: “Poised, quiet and incrementally shattering – we all loved this book and can’t praise it highly enough.”

2009 Costa First Novel Award Winner

Raphael Selbourne Beauty

Judges: “Pitch perfect on every level – we loved this book.”

Keep on the look-out for the Costa Awards’ Overall Winner to be announced shortly.


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