2018 Costa Book Awards Shortlist Announced

November 26, 2018 | 8 books mentioned

The Costa Book Awards announced their 2018 shortlist. The award, which honors works by UK- and Ireland-based authors, is given in five categories: First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry, and Children’s Book. Each shortlist category included four nominees.

The First Novel category included the following fiction debuts: Pieces of Me by Natalie HartAn Unremarkable Body by Elisa LodatoThe Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton; and Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson.


The Novel category included the following nominees: The Silence of the Girls by Pat BarkerThe Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman; Normal People by Sally Rooney; and From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan.


Winners in each category, as well as the overall Costa Book of the Year, will be announced in January.

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