The shortlists for the 2010 Costa Book Awards have just been announced. Really pleased to see that Skippy Dies made it onto the shortlist particularly after not making the cut on this year’s Man Booker Prize.
I’ve yet to read any of the others in the two main categories of interest to Novel Suggestions – Costa First Novel Award and Costa Novel Award – but I’ve listed them below for you to investigate further.
The Costa Awards do seem to turn up some great books, and I’m particularly interested in some of the Indian authors in the first novel category.
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|Costa First Novel Award|
|Kishwar Desai||Witness the Night||Witness the Night|
|Nikesh Shukla||Coconut Unlimited||Coconut Unlimited|
|Aatish Taseer||The Temple-Goers||The Temple-Goers|
|Simon Thirsk||Not Quite White||Not Quite White|
|Costa Novel Award|
|Louise Doughty||Whatever You Love||Whatever You Love|
|Nigel Farndale||The Blasphemer||The Blasphemer|
|Maggie O’Farrell||The Hand That First Held Mine||The Hand That First Held Mine|
|Paul Murray||Skippy Dies||Skippy Dies|
If you have already read any of the above titles I’d love to hear your opinion, so please leave a comment below to let us know how you got on with them.