Tuesday, November 25, 2014

2014 Costa Awards

The shortlists for the 2014 Costa Awards have been announced.

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.


The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee

How to be Both by Ali Smith

House of Ashes by Monique Roffey (available in Canada in 2015)

Nora Webster by Colm Toibin

http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:how%20to%20be%20both http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:house%20of%20ashes%20author:roffey http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:nora%20webster

First Novel

A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray (unavailable for order)

Academy Street by Mary Costello
(available in Canada in 2015)

Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

Chop Chop by Simon Wroe

http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:academy%20street http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:elizabeth%20is%20missing http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:chop%20chop%20author:wroe


H is For Hawk by Helen MacDonald
(available in Canada in 2015)

Roy Jenkins: a well-rounded life by John Campbell (available in Canada in 2015)

The Iceberg: a memoir by Marion Coutts

Do No Harm: stories of life, death and brain surgery by Henry Marsh (available in Canada in 2015)

http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:roy%20jenkins%20author:campbell http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:iceberg%20author:coutts http://discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/?q=title:do%20no%20harm%20author:marsh

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