2012 Costa Book Awards Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2012 Costa Book Awards were announced last week, awarded in 5 categories for the most “enjoyable books of the year by writers based in the UK and Ireland. The titles shortlisted were:

2012 Costa Novel Award shortlist

Bring up the Bodies Life! Death! Prizes! The Heart Broke In Days of the Bagnold Summer
Bring up the Bodies Life! Death! Prizes! The Heart Broke In Days of the Bagnold Summer
Hilary Mantel Stephen May James Meek Joff Winterhart

2012 Costa First Novel Award shortlist

The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder Snake Ropes The Innocents The Bellwether Revivals
The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder Snake Ropes The Innocents The Bellwether Revivals
 J. W. Ironmonger Jess Richards  Francesca Segal  Benjamin Wood

2012 Costa Biography Award shortlist

Patrick Leigh Fermo The Crocodile by the Door Serving Victoria Dotter of her Father's Eyes
Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure The Crocodile by the Door Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household Dotter of her Father’s Eyes
Artemis Cooper Selina Guinness Kate Hubbard Mary Talbot & Bryan Talbot

2012 Costa Poetry Award shortlist

Bee Journal The World's Two Smallest Human Beings People Who Like Meatballs The Overhaul
Bee Journal The World’s Two Smallest Humans People Who Like Meatballs The Overhaul
 Sean Borodale  Julia Copus Selima Hill Kathleen Jamie

2012 Costa Children’s Book Award shortlist

Maggot Moon The Seeing What's Up with Jody Barton? A Boy and a Bear in a Boat
Maggot Moon The Seeing What’s Up With Jody Barton? A Boy and a Bear in a Boat
Sally Gardner Diana Hendry Hayley Long Dave Shelton

 

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