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Discover this year's shortlisted books in these five categories: Costa Novel Award, Costa First Novel, Costa Biography Award, Costa Poetry Award and the Costa Children’s Book Award. 
Category Shortlists Announced: Thursday 22nd November 2018
Category Winners Announced: Monday 7th January 2019
Costa Book of the Year Announced: Tuesday 29th January 2019
  • The Salt Path cover photo

    The Salt Path [9780241349649]

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years is terminally ill, their home and liv…

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  • H is for Hawk cover photo

    H is for Hawk [9780099575450]

    This is the Number One Bestseller; Winner of the Costa Book of the Year. Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. As a child, Helen Macdona…

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  • Days Without End cover photo

    Days Without End [9780571277049]

    COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 'Pitch-perfect, the outstanding novel of the year.' - Robert McCrum 'More wrenching and beautiful than anything I've rea…

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  • Normal People cover photo

    Normal People [9780571334643]

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Novel Award LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ir…

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  • The Silence of the Girls cover photo

    The Silence of the Girls [9780241338070]

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Novel Award From the Booker Prize-winning author of Regeneration and one of our greatest contemporary writers on war c…

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  • The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography cover photo

    The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography [9781471168925]

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award Benjamin Zephaniah, who has travelled the world for his art and his humanitarianism, now tells the one…

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  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle cover photo

    The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle [9781408889510]

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa First Novel Award Gosford Park meets Groundhog Day by way of Agatha Christie and Black Mirror - the most inventive sto…

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  • The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found cover photo

    The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found [9780241284995]

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Biography Award 'Remarkable, deeply moving' - Penelope Lively The enthralling story of a man's search for the astoni…

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  • Bring Up the Bodies cover photo

    Bring Up the Bodies [9780007315109]

    Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012, the 2012 Costa Book of the Year and shortlisted for the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction. With this historic win fo…

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  • From a Low and Quiet Sea cover photo

    From a Low and Quiet Sea [9780857525345]

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Novel Award 'An engrossing, unpredictable, beautifully crafted novel' - RODDY DOYLE Farouk's country has been torn ap…

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  • Inside the Wave cover photo

    Inside the Wave [9781780373584]

    WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR Winner of the Costa Poetry Award 2017 To be alive is to be inside the wave, always travelling until it breaks a…

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  • Meet Me at the Museum cover photo

    Meet Me at the Museum [9780857525512]

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa First Novel Award The Observer Promising first-time British novelists 2018: 'A novel about self-discovery and sec…

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  • Assurances cover photo

    Assurances [9781787330856]

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Poetry Award SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 FORWARD PRIZE FOR BEST COLLECTION A war-poem both historic and frighteningly to…

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  • Orphan Monster Spy cover photo

    Orphan Monster Spy [9781474942386]

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Children’s Book Award Sarah has played many roles - but now she faces her most challenging of all. Because there…

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  • Soho cover photo

    Soho [9780571338917]

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Poetry Award In this intimate and vital debut, Richard Scott creates an uncompromising portrait of love and gay shame.…

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  • The Colour of the Sun cover photo

    The Colour of the Sun [9781444919554]

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Children’s Book Award This is a moving, funny and inspirational novel from the bestselling author of Skellig. T…

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  • The Italian Teacher cover photo

    The Italian Teacher [9781786482570]

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Novel Award 'Wickedly funny, deeply touching . . . I confess this was the first of Rachman's novels I'd read but I was…

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  • The Lie Tree cover photo

    The Lie Tree [9781509868162]

    Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015. The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric novel by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of …

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  • The Shock of the Fall [9780007491452]

    WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2013 WINNER OF THE SPECSAVERS POPULAR FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014 WINNER OF THE BETTY TRASK PRIZE 2014 'I'll te…

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  • The Skylarks' War cover photo

    The Skylarks' War [9781509894949]

    Shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Children’s Book Award The Skylarks' War is a beautiful story following the loves and losses of a family growing …

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