Friday, 20 November 2015

Two Irish authors shortlisted for Costa Book Awards

Two Irish authors have been shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Book Awards. Anne Enright is shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Novel Award for her book The Green Road. Sara Baume makes the shortlist for the 2015 Costa First Novel Award for her debut book Spill Simmer Falter Wither.

There are three other categories of awards – the Costa Biography Award, the Costa Poetry Award and the Costa Children’s Award.

Winners in the five categories, who each receive £5,000, will be announced on January 4th, 2016. The overall winner of the 2015 Costa Book of the Year will receive £30,000 and will be selected and announced on January 26th. Last year’s winner was H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.

For the full shortlist see

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