Costa book awards shortlists announced

The Costa book awards are divided into 5 categories, fiction, first novel, biography, poetry and children’s book. There are four shortlisted writers in each category. The winner of each will be announced on 4th January 2010, and the overall winner (who will receive £30,000) will be announced on 24th January 2012.

In the fiction category, the selected shortlist comprises of:

The shortlisted writers for the other categories can be found at Costa Book Awards.