The Costa Book Awards have announced their shortlist. The 2 categories I’m interested in have some great choices. I’m rooting for Maggie O’Farrell for novel and the poetry people are all new to me so I’ll be checking them out soon.
2013 Costa Novel Award shortlist
- Kate Atkinson for Life After Life (Doubleday)
- Bernardine Bishop for Unexpected Lessons in Love (John Murray)
- Maggie O’Farrell for Instructions for a Heatwave (Tinder Press)
- Evie Wyld for All the Birds, Singing (Jonathan Cape)
2013 Costa Poetry Award shortlist
- Clive James for Dante, The Divine Comedy (Picador)
- Helen Mort for Division Street (Chatto & Windus)
- Robin Robertson for Hill of Doors (Picador)
- Michael Symmons Roberts for Drysalter (Jonathan Cape)
Barnes & Noble have a list of books for people who love Malcolm Gladwell. It’s on their blog.