Costa Book Awards 2017 Shortlists

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.

2017 shortlist has been announced as following

1st novel

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

Montpelier Parade by Karl Geary

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

The Haunting of Henry Twist by Rebecca F. John

Costa novel

Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor

Under a Pole Star by Stef Penney

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Tin Man by Sarah Winman


Once Upon a Time in the East: A Story of Growing Up by Xiaolu Guo

A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini by Caroline Moorehead

In the Days of Rain by Rebecca Stott

Fragile Lives by Professor Stephen Westaby


Kumukanda by Kayo Chingonyi

Inside the Wave by Helen Dunmore

On Balance by Sinéad Morrissey

Useful Verses by Richard Osmond

Children’s books

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan

Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans

The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell