Costa Book Awards 2014: Shortlist in full

Michael Morpurgo is in the running for his children's book set during WWI

Tuesday 18 November 2014 20:30
Children's author Michael Morpurgo
Children's author Michael Morpurgo

This shortlist for this year's Costa Book Awards has been announced. The nominations are as followed:

2014 Costa Novel Award shortlist

Neel Mukherjee for The Lives of Others (Chatto & Windus)

Monique Roffey for House of Ashes (Simon and Schuster)

Ali Smith for How to be both (Hamish Hamilton)

Colm Tóibín for Nora Webster (Viking)

2014 Costa First Novel Award shortlist

Carys Bray for A Song for Issy Bradley (Hutchinson)

Mary Costello for Academy Street (Canongate)

Emma Healey for Elizabeth is Missing (Viking)

Simon Wroe for Chop Chop (Viking)

2014 Costa Biography Award shortlist

John Campbell for Roy Jenkins: A Well-Rounded Life (Jonathan Cape)

Marion Coutts for The Iceberg: A Memoir (Atlantic Books)

Helen Macdonald for H is for Hawk (Jonathan Cape)

Henry Marsh for Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

2014 Costa Poetry Award shortlist

Colette Bryce for The Whole and Rain-domed Universe (Picador)

Jonathan Edwards for My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren)

Lavinia Greenlaw for A Double Sorrow: Troilus and Criseyde (Faber & Faber)

Kei Miller for The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion (Carcanet)

2014 Costa Children’s Book Award shortlist

Simon Mason for Running Girl (David Fickling Books/Random House Children’s Publishers)

Michael Morpurgo for Listen to the Moon (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

Kate Saunders for Five Children on the Western Front (Faber & Faber)

Marcus Sedgwick for The Ghosts of Heaven (Indigo)

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