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Costa Book Awards 2017 – Category Winners Announced!

jeremy, January 3 2018

The five Category Winners were announced on Tuesday 2nd January:

2017 Costa Book Awards winners:

Novel: Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor (4th Estate)

First novel: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (HarperCollins)

Biography: In the Days of Rain by Rebecca Stott (4th Estate)

Poetry: Inside the Wave by Helen Dunmore (Bloodaxe Books)

Children’s book: The Explorer by Katherine Rundell (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)

The Costa Book Awards is one of the UK’s most prestigious and popular literary prizes and recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland.

Since their launch in 1971, the awards have rewarded a wide range of excellent books and authors across all genres.

Uniquely, the prize has five categories – First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book – with one of the five winning books selected as the overall Costa Book of the Year. It is the only prize which places children’s books alongside adult books in this way.

The Costa Book Awards Book of the Year 2017 will be announced on Tuesday 30th January 2018.

Explore, reserve and read this year’s short lists:

Novel Award

2017 Shortlist:

Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor (4th Estate)

Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney (Quercus)

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (Bloomsbury Circus)

Tin Man by Sarah Winman (Tinder Press)

 

First Novel Award

2017 Shortlist:

The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times by Xan Brooks (Salt)

Montpelier Parade by Karl Geary (Harvill Secker) Also available as e-book!

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (HarperCollins)

The Haunting of Henry Twist by Rebecca F John (Serpent’s Tail)

 

Biography Award

2017 Shortlist:

Once Upon a Time in the East: A Story of Growing Up by Xiaolu Guo (Chatto & Windus) Also available as e-book!

A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini by Caroline Moorehead (Chatto & Windus) Also available as e-book!

In the Days of Rain by Rebecca Stott (4th Estate)

Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon’s Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table by Stephen Westaby (HarperCollins)

Poetry Award

2017 Shortlist:

Kumukanda by Kayo Chingonyi (Chatto & Windus) Also available as e-book!

Inside the Wave by Helen Dunmore (Bloodaxe Books) Also available as e-book!

On Balance by Sinéad Morrissey (Carcanet)

Useful Verses by Richard Osmond (Picador)

 

Children’s Book Award

2017 Shortlist:

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)

Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans (David Fickling Books)

The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Chicken House) – also available on eBook

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)

 

The five Category Winners will be announced on Tuesday 2nd January.

The Costa Book Awards Book of the Year 2017 will be announced on Tuesday 30th January 2018.

2 thoughts on “Costa Book Awards 2017 – Category Winners Announced!

  1. Catherine Morrow

    Thanks for sharing. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and The Explorer are on my ‘To read’ list this year, so looking forward to seeing what they’re like!

    Reply
    1. jeremy Post author

      Hi Catherine, very glad to hear it! Both absolutely fascinating reads, be sure to let us know your thoughts on them.

      Reply

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