Book AwardsCosta Shortlist

Works (252)

The Amnesia Clinic by James ScudamoreFirst Novel, 2006
Black Swan Green by David MitchellNovel, 2006
The Book of Blood by Vicki FeaverPoetry, 2006
Clay by David AlmondChildren's Book, 2006
Cloth Girl by Marilyn Heward MillsFirst Novel, 2006
Dear Room by Hugo WilliamsPoetry, 2006
The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia GoldingChildren's Book, 2006
District and Circle by Seamus HeaneyPoetry, 2006
George Mackay Brown: The Life by Maggie FergussonBiography, 2006
John Donne: The Reformed Soul: A Biography by John StubbsBiography, 2006
Just in Case by Meg RosoffChildren's Book, 2006
Keeping Mum: A Wartime Childhood by Brian ThompsonBiography, 2006
Letter to Patience by John HaynesPoetry, 2006
The Meaning of Night by Michael CoxFirst Novel, 2006
Nabeel's Song: A Family Story of Survival in Iraq by Jo TatchellBiography, 2006
Saving Caravaggio by Neil GriffithsNovel, 2006
Set in Stone by Linda NewberyChildren's Book, 2006
A Spot of Bother by Mark HaddonNovel, 2006
Agent Zigzag. A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal by Ben MacintyreBiography, 2007
Blood Red, Snow White by Marcus SedgwickChildren's Book, 2007
The Bower Bird by Ann KelleyChildren's Book, 2007
Crusade by Elizabeth LairdChildren's Book, 2007
Death of a Murderer by Rupert ThomsonNovel, 2007
Fatty Batter: How Cricket Saved My Life (And Then Ruined It) by Michael SimkinsBiography, 2007
Gifted by Nikita LalwaniFirst Novel, 2007
A Golden Age by Tahmima AnamFirst Novel, 2007
Look We Have Coming to Dover! by Daljit NagraPoetry, 2007
Mosquito by Roma TearneFirst Novel, 2007
Nureyev: The Life by Julie KavanaghBiography, 2007
The Road Home by Rose TremainNovel, 2007
Skin Lane by Neil BartlettNovel, 2007
The Space of Joy by John FullerPoetry, 2007
The Speed of Dark by Ian DuhigPoetry, 2007
Tilt by Jean SpracklandPoetry, 2007
What I Was by Meg RosoffChildren's Book, 2007
What Was Lost by Catherine O'FlynnFirst Novel, 2007
Young Stalin by Simon Sebag MontefioreBiography, 2007
The Behaviour of Moths by Poppy AdamsFirst Novel, 2008
Bloomsbury Ballerina: Lydia Lopokova, Imperial Dancer and Mrs John Maynard Keynes by Judith MackrellBiography, 2008
The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton by Sathnam SangheraBiography, 2008
Broken Soup by Jenny ValentineChildren's Book, 2008
The Broken Word by Adam FouldsPoetry, 2008
The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci LloydChildren's Book, 2008
Chagall: A Biography by Jackie WullschlagerBiography, 2008
Child 44 by Tom Rob SmithFirst Novel, 2008
For All We Know by Ciaran CarsonPoetry, 2008
Inside the Whale by Jennie RooneyFirst Novel, 2008
Ostrich Boys by Keith GrayChildren's Book, 2008
The Other Hand by Chris CleaveNovel, 2008
The Outcast by Sadie JonesFirst Novel, 2008
A Partisan's Daughter by Louis De BernièresNovel, 2008
Salvation Jane by Greta StoddartPoetry, 2008
Sunday at the Skin Launderette by Kathryn SimmondsPoetry, 2008
Trauma by Patrick McGrathNovel, 2008
Angels Over Elsinore: Collected Verse 2003-2008 by Clive JamesPoetry, 2009
Coda by Simon GrayBiography, 2009
Dancing to the Precipice: The Life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, Eyewitness to an Era by Caroline MooreheadBiography, 2009
Darwin: A Life in Poems by Ruth PadelPoetry, 2009
The Elephant Keeper by Christopher NicholsonNovel, 2009
Family Album by Penelope LivelyNovel, 2009
The Finest Type of English Womanhood by Rachel HeathFirst Novel, 2009
The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali ShawFirst Novel, 2009
Guantanamo Boy by Anna PereraChildren's Book, 2009
John the Revelator by Peter MurphyFirst Novel, 2009
The Music Room by William FiennesBiography, 2009
One Eye'd Leigh by Katharine KilaleaPoetry, 2009
Solace of the Road by Siobhán DowdChildren's Book, 2009
The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom by Graham FarmeloBiography, 2009
Troubadour by Mary HoffmanChildren's Book, 2009
Wolf Hall by Hilary MantelNovel, 2009
Annexed by Sharon DogarChildren's Book, 2010
The Blasphemer by Nigel FarndaleNovel, 2010
Coconut Unlimited by Nikesh ShuklaFirst Novel, 2010
Flyaway by Lucy ChristopherChildren's Book, 2010
How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah BakewellBiography, 2010
My Father's Fortune: A Life by Michael FraynBiography, 2010
New Light for the Old Dark by Sam WillettsPoetry, 2010
Not Quite White by Simon ThirskFirst Novel, 2010
Of Mutability by Jo ShapcottPoetry, 2010
The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan StroudChildren's Book, 2010
Skippy Dies by Paul MurrayNovel, 2010
Standard Midland by Roy FisherPoetry, 2010
The Temple-goers by Aatish TaseerFirst Novel, 2010
Whatever You Love by Louise DoughtyNovel, 2010
The Wrecking Light by Robin RobertsonPoetry, 2010
Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire TomalinBiography, 2011
City of Bohane by Kevin BarryFirst Novel, 2011
Fiere by Jackie KayPoetry, 2011
Flip by Martyn BedfordChildren's Book, 2011
Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story by Patrick CockburnBiography, 2011
The Last Hundred Days by Patrick McGuinnessFirst Novel, 2011
My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa YoungNovel, 2011
Night by David HarsentPoetry, 2011
November by Sean O'BrienPoetry, 2011
Pao by Kerry YoungFirst Novel, 2011
The Sense of an Ending by Julian BarnesNovel, 2011
Small Change for Stuart by Lissa EvansChildren's Book, 2011
A Summer of Drowning by John BurnsideNovel, 2011
Thin Paths: Journeys in and around an Italian Mountain Village by Julia BlackburnBiography, 2011
The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell BoyceChildren's Book, 2011
Bee Journal by Sean BorodalePoetry, 2012
The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin WoodFirst Novel, 2012
A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave SheltonChildren's Book, 2012
The Crocodile by the Door: The Story of a House, a Farm and a Family by Selina GuinnessBiography, 2012
Days of the Bagnold Summer by Joff WinterhartNovel, 2012
The Heart Broke In by James MeekNovel, 2012
Life! Death! Prizes! by Stephen MayNovel, 2012
The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder by J. W. IronmongerFirst Novel, 2012
Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure by Artemis CooperBiography, 2012
People Who Like Meatballs by Selima HillPoetry, 2012
The Seeing by Diana HendryChildren's Book, 2012
Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household by Kate HubbardBiography, 2012
Snake Ropes by Jess RichardsFirst Novel, 2012
What's Up with Jody Barton? by Hayley LongChildren's Book, 2012
The World's Two Smallest Humans by Julia CopusPoetry, 2012
Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door by Ross MontgomeryChildren's Book, 2013
All the Birds, Singing by Evie WyldNovel, 2013
Division Street by Helen MortPoetry, 2013
Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins by Gavin FrancisBiography, 2013
The Hanged Man Rises by Sarah NaughtonChildren's Book, 2013
Hanns and Rudolf: The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz by Thomas HardingBiography, 2013
Hill of Doors by Robin RobertsonPoetry, 2013
Idiopathy by Sam ByersFirst Novel, 2013
Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'FarrellNovel, 2013
Marriage Material by Sathnam SangheraFirst Novel, 2013
Meeting the English by Kate ClanchyFirst Novel, 2013
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth WeinChildren's Book, 2013
The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking by Olivia LaingBiography, 2013
Unexpected Lessons in Love by Bernardine BishopNovel, 2013
Academy Street by Mary CostelloFirst Novel, 2014
The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion by Kei MillerPoetry, 2014
Chop Chop by Simon WroeFirst Novel, 2014
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry MarshBiography, 2014
A Double Sorrow: Troilus and Criseyde by Lavinia GreenlawPoetry, 2014
The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus SedgwickChildren's Book, 2014
House of Ashes by Monique RoffeyNovel, 2014
The Iceberg by Marion CouttsBiography, 2014
Listen to the Moon by Michael MorpurgoChildren's Book, 2014
The Lives of Others by Neel MukherjeeNovel, 2014
Nora Webster by Colm TóibínNovel, 2014
Roy Jenkins: A Well-Rounded Life by John CampbellBiography, 2014
A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys BrayFirst Novel, 2014
The Whole & Rain-domed Universe by Colette BrycePoetry, 2014
At Hawthorn Time by Melissa HarrisonNovel, 2015
Friends for Life by Andrew NorrissChildren's Book, 2015
The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate HamerFirst Novel, 2015
The Green Road by Anne EnrightNovel, 2015
The House by the Lake by Thomas HardingBiography, 2015
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World by Andrea WulfBiography, 2015
An Island of Our Own by Sally NichollsChildren's Book, 2015
John Aubrey: my own life by Ruth ScurrBiography, 2015
Physical by Andrew McMillanPoetry, 2015
A Place Called Winter by Patrick GaleNovel, 2015
Sophie Someone by Hayley LongChildren's Book, 2015
Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara BaumeFirst Novel, 2015
The story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the secret history of Wonderland by Robert Douglas-FairhurstBiography, 2015
Things We Have in Common by Tasha KavanaghFirst Novel, 2015
Elizabeth: The Later Years by John GuyBiography, 2016
The Essex Serpent by Sarah PerryNovel, 2016
The Good Guy by Susan BealeFirst novel, 2016
The Gustav Sonata by Rose TremainNovel, 2016
I'm Not with the Band: A Writer's Life Lost in Music by Sylvia PattersonBiography, 2016
Let Them Eat Chaos by Kae TempestPoetry, 2016
The Monstrous Child by Francesca SimonChildren’s books, 2016
My Name Is Leon by Kit de WaalFirst Novel, 2016
Orangeboy by Patrice LawrenceChildren’s books, 2016
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham MatarBiography, 2016
Say Something Back by Denise RileyPoetry, 2016
This Must Be the Place by Maggie O'FarrellNovel, 2016
Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross WelfordChildren’s books, 2016
The Words in My Hand by Guinevere GlasfurdFirst Novel, 2016
A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini by Caroline MooreheadBiography, 2017
The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times by Xan BrooksFirst Novel, 2017
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 2017
Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table by Stephen WestabyBiography, 2017
The Haunting of Henry Twist by Rebecca F JohnFirst Novel, 2017
Home Fire by Kamila ShamsieNovel, 2017
The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood HargraveChildren’s Book, 2017
Kumukanda by Kayo ChingonyiPoetry, 2017
Montpelier Parade by Karl GearyFirst Novel, 2017
Moonrise by Sarah CrossanChildren’s Book, 2017
On balance by Sinéad MorrisseyPoetry, 2017
Once Upon A Time in the East: A Story of Growing up by Xiaolu GuoBiography, 2017
Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregornot in English Common KnowledgeNovel, 2017
Tin Man by Sarah WinmanNovel, 2017
Under a Pole Star by Stef PenneyNovel, 2017
Useful Verses by Richard OsmondPoetry, 2017
Wed Wabbit by Lissa EvansChildren’s Book, 2017
Assurances by Jo Morgannot in English Common KnowledgePoetry, 2018
The Colour of the Sun by David AlmondChildren’s Book, 2018
The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found by Bart Van Esnot in English Common KnowledgeBiography, 2018
From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal RyanNovel, 2018
The Italian Teacher by Tom RachmanNovel, 2018
The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography by Benjamin ZephaniahBiography, 2018
Meet Me at the Museum by Anne YoungsonFirst Novel, 2018
Normal People by Sally Rooneynot in English Common Knowledge 2018
Orphan Monster Spy by Matt KilleenChildren’s Book, 2018
Pieces of Me by Natalie HartFirst Novel, 2018
The Salt Path by Raynor WinnBiography, 2018
The Silence of the Girls by Pat BarkerNovel, 2018
The Skylarks' War by Hilary McKaynot in English Common KnowledgeChildren’s Book, 2018
Soho (Faber Poetry) by Richard ScottPoetry, 2018
Three Poems by Hannah SullivanPoetry, 2018
To Throw Away Unopened: A Memoir by Viv AlbertineBiography, 2018
An Unremarkable Body by Elisa LodatoFirst Novel, 2018
Us by Zaffar KunialPoetry, 2018
Confession With Blue Horses by Sophie HardachNovel, 2019
Crossfire by Malorie BlackmanChildren's, 2019
Diary of a Somebody by Brian BilstonFirst Novel, 2019
Furious Thing by Jenny DownhamChildren's, 2019
In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin by Lindsey HilsumBiography, 2019
In the Shadow of Heroes by Nicholas BowlingChildren's, 2019
The Making of Poetry by Adam NicolsonBiography, 2019
The Mizzy by Paul FarleyPoetry, 2019
On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons by Laura CummingBiography, 2019
The Other Half of Augusta Hope by Joanna GlenFirst Novel, 2019
Queenie by Candice Carty-WilliamsFirst Novel, 2019
Reckless Paper Birds by John McCulloughPoetry, 2019
Shadowplay by Joseph O'ConnorNovel, 2019
Starling Days by Rowan Hisayo BuchananNovel, 2019
Surge by Jay BernardPoetry, 2019
The Air Year by Caroline BirdPoetry, 2020
All the Water in the World by Karen RaneyFirst Novel, 2020
Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle GallenFirst Novel, 2020
Citadel by Martha SpracklandPoetry, 2020
Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss by Rachel ClarkeBiography, 2020
The Family Tree by Sairish Hussain 2020
Ghost Town: A Liverpool Shadowplay by Jeff Young 2020
The Great Godden by Meg RosoffChildren's, 2020
The Less Dead by Denise MinaNovel, 2020
The Man in the Red Coat by Julian BarnesBiography, 2020
My Darling from the Lions by Rachel LongPoetry, 2020
Peace Talks by Tim FinchNovel, 2020
Piranesi by Susanna ClarkeNovel, 2020
The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates by Jenny PearsonChildren's, 2020
Wranglestone by Darren CharltonChildren's, 2020
All The Names Given by Raymond Antrobuspoetry, 2021
A Blood Condition by Kayo ChingonyiPoetry, 2021
The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh by Helen RutterChildren's Award, 2021
Consumed: A Sister's Story by Arifa AkbarBiography, 2021
The Crossing by Manjeet Mannnot in English Common Knowledge 2021
Eat or We Both Starve by Victoria KennefickPoetry, 2021
Fault Lines by Emily ItamiFirst Novel, 2021
The Fortune Men by Nadifa MohamedNovel, 2021
Free: A Child and a Country at the End of History by Lea YpiBiography, 2021
The High House by Jessie GreengrassNovel, 2021
The Island of Missing Trees by Elif ShafakNovel, 2021
Maggie Blue and the Dark World by Anna GoodallChildren's Award, 2021
The Manningtree Witches by A. K. BlakemoreFirst Novel, 2021
The Midnight Guardians by Ross MontgomeryChildren's Award, 2021
The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest by Ed CaesarBiography, 2021
The Stranding by Kate SawyerFirst Novel, 2021