The 2018 Costa Book Awards shortlists have been announced!

Posted by The Marlow Bookshop on Friday 23rd November

The 2018 Costa Book Awards shortlists have been announced! Here at the shop, we are particularly happy to see that  Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’, Elisa Lodato’s ‘An Unremarkable Body’, and ‘The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle’ by Stuart Turton have been selected.

2018 Costa Novel Award shortlist

‘The Silence of the Girls’ by Pat Barker (Hamish Hamilton)

‘The Italian Teacher’ by Tom Rachman (riverrun)

‘Normal People’ by Sally Rooney (Faber & Faber)

‘From a Low and Quiet Sea’ by Donal Ryan (Doubleday)

2018 Costa First Novel Award shortlist

‘Pieces of Me’ by Natalie Hart (Legend Press)

‘An Unremarkable Body’ by Elisa Lodato (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

‘The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle’ by Stuart Turton (Raven Books)

‘Meet Me at the Museum’ by Anne Youngson (Doubleday)

2018 Costa Biography Award shortlist

‘To Throw Away Unopened’ by Viv Albertine (Faber & Faber)

‘The Cut Out Girl’ by Bart van Es (Fig Tree)

‘The Salt Path’ by Raynor Winn (Michael Joseph)

‘The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography’ by Benjamin Zephaniah(Scribner)

2018 Costa Poetry Award shortlist

‘Us’ by Zaffar Kunial (Faber & Faber)

‘Assurances’ by J. O. Morgan (Jonathan Cape)

‘Soho’ by Richard Scott (Faber & Faber)

Three Poems’ by Hannah Sullivan (Faber & Faber)

Children’s Book Award shortlist

‘The Colour of the Sun’ by David Almond (Hodder Children’s Books)

‘Bone Talk’ by Candy Gourlay (David Fickling Books)

‘Orphan Monster Spy’ by Matt Killeen (Usborne)

‘The Skylarks’ War’ by Hilary McKay (Macmillan Children’s Books)