• Thu, 24/01/2013 - 16:55

    Salley Vickers and Chioma Okereke are among the authors shortlisted for the Costa Short Story Award.

    Vickers' Mown Grass is shortlisted alongside the Nigerian author Chioma Okereke's Trompette de la Mort and Millie and Bird by Avril Joy. Also shortlisted are Sheila Llewellyn's Dislocation...

  • Wed, 21/11/2012 - 11:10

    It might have escaped the notice of most in the bookselling business but last Saturday night marked a significant moment for the British comics scene.

    At the Thought Bubble convention in Leeds, itself a part of the Leeds International Film Festival, the first British Comics Awards were handed out.

    The awards are a...

  • Wed, 27/01/2010 - 11:40

    I don't think there was anyone in the room last night at the Costa Book Awards ceremony that begrudged Christopher Reid his Book of the Year win for A Scattering. Not least bookies' favourite Colm Tóibín, who sprang to his feet at the announcement and applauded Reid with unfeigned delight.

    Reid's spare volume is an elegy...

  • Sat, 09/01/2010 - 16:19

    When Beauty by Raphael Selbourne was announced as the Costa First Novel Award winner this week, literary editor and 2009 Booker-judge Michael Prodger spoke of how "people have been complaining this year that the contemporary novel doesn't...

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