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 http://www.costa.co.uk/media/364247/combined-pdfs-v2.pdf