Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hilary Mantel wins Costa Book Award

Hilary Mantel has become the first author to win the Booker and the Costa in the same year for her novel Bring Up the Bodies.

The shortlist, made up of the winners in five separate categories, announced on the 2nd January, were;
-First Novel Prize: The Innocents by Francesca Segal
-Children's Book Award: Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
-Biography Award: Dotter of her Father's Eyes by Mary and Bryan Talbot
-Poetry Award: The Overhaul by Kathleen Jamie

Congratulations to all the five finalists.

The shortlists in the novel, biography and poetry categories were:

Costa Novel Award
-Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
-Life! Death! Prizes! by Stephen May
-The Heart Broke In by James Meek
-Days of the Bagnold Summer by Joff Winterhart

First Novel Award
-The Innocents by Francesca Segal
-The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder by  J. W. Ironmonger
-Snake Ropes by Jess Richards
-The Bellweather Revivals by Benjamin Wood

Biography Award
-Dotter of her Father's Eyes by Mary M. Talbot and Bryan Talbot
-Patrick Leigh-Fermor: An Adventure by Artemis Cooper
-The Crocodile by the Door by Selina Guinness
-Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household by Kate Hubbard

Poetry Award
-The Overhaul by Kathleen Jamie
-Bee Journal by Sean Borodale
-The World's Two Smallest Humans by Julia Copus
-People Who Like Meatballs by Selima Hill


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