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Costa Book Awards 2020 shortlists announced



2020 Costa Novel Award shortlist

Susanna Clarke Piranesi  (Bloomsbury Publishing) 
Tim Finch Peace Talks  (Bloomsbury Publishing) 
Denise Mina The Less Dead  (Harvill Secker) 
Monique Roffey The Mermaid of Black Conch: A Love Story (Peepal Tree)  
2020 Costa First Novel Award shortlist
Michelle Gallen Big Girl, Small Town  (John Murray Publishers) 
Sairish Hussein Family Tree  (HQ) 
Ingrid Persaud Love After Love  (Faber) 
Karen Raney All the Water in the World  (Two Roads) 
2020 Costa Biography Award shortlist  
Julian Barnes The Man in the Red Coat  (Jonathan Cape) 
Rachel Clarke Dear Life  (Little, Brown)  
Lee Lawrence The Louder I Will Sing  (Sphere) 
Jeff Young Ghost Town: A Liverpool Shadow Play  (Little Toller Books)  
2020 Costa Poetry Award shortlist
Caroline Bird The Air Year  (Carcanet) 
Eavan Boland The Historians  (Carcanet) 
Rachel Long My Darling from the Lions  (Picador) 
Martha Sprackland Citadel  (Pavilion Poetry) 
2020 Costa Children’s Book Award shortlist
Darren Charlton Wranglestone  (Little Tiger)  
Natasha Farrant Voyage of the Sparrowhawk  (Faber) 
Jenny Pearson The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates  (Usborne) 
Meg Rosoff The Great Godden  (Bloomsbury Publishing)