Costa shortlist!

My book has been shortlisted for the 2016 Costa First Novel award. Here are the twenty shortlisted books for First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry, and Children’s Book categories:


Here are the four shortlisted First Novel award books:



The winner in each category will be announced on the 3rd January 2017. To be honest, being shortlisted is prize enough. I’m thrilled and delighted.

Good luck to everyone on the list.

In the interview below, Francis Spufford and I discuss being shortlisted for the Costa First Novel award, interviewed by Leigh Chambers, for Cambridge 105 FM, (interview begins at about 34 mins in):

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