Costa Book Awards

The book world is agog at the shortlist for the 2012 Costa Book Awards.

Of the 20 books nominated, two are graphic novels!

The overall winner, to be announced on January 29, wins £30,000, while the category winners receive £5,000.
Here are the shortlisted books in their categories :
Costa Book of the Year

Days of the Bagnold Summer by Joff Winterhart (Graphic Novel)

Life! Death! Prizes! by Stephen May

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

The Heart Broke In by James Meek


First Novel

The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder by J W Ironmonger

Snake Ropes by Jess Richards

The Innocents by Francesca Segal

The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood



Dotter Of Her Father’s Eyes by Mary Talbot and Bryan Talbot (Graphic format)

Patrick Leigh-Fermor: An Adventure by Artemis Cooper

The Crocodile By The Door: The Story of a House, a Farm and a Family by Selina Guinness

Serving Victoria: Life In The Royal Household by Kate Hubbard


PoetryBee Journal by Sean Borodale

The World’s Two Smallest Humans by Julia Copus

People Who Like Meatballs by Selima Hill

The Overhaul by Kathleen Jamie

Costa Children’s Book of the YearMaggot Moon by Sally Gardner

The Seeing by Diana Hendry

What’s Up With Jody Barton? by Hayley Long

A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton

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