Six Penguin Random House titles nominated for Costa Book Awards
Rose Tremain - The Gustav Sonata (Vintage)
Kit De Waal - My Name Is Leon (Penguin General)
Alice Oswald - Falling Awake (Vintage)
The Costa Book Awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. There are five categories – First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book – with one of the five winners chosen as the overall Costa Book of the Year at an awards ceremony in London every January.
Launched in 1971 as the Whitbread Literary Awards, they became the Whitbread Book Awards in 1985, with Costa taking over in 2006.