Costa Coffee has announced its category winners for its Book Awards 2013. The overall Book of the Year Award will be announced on the 28th January 2014.
The Costa Children’s Book Award: Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell
The Costa Poetry Award: Drysalter by Michael Symmons Roberts
The Costa Biography Award:The Pike by Lucy Hughes-Hallet
The Costa First Novel Award: The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
The Costa Novel Award: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Should Kate Atkinson’s book be announced as the book of the year, it will be the first time a woman has won the main award twice. Good luck to all!
Okay, I know. I haven’t reviewed any books in the last few days but I am reading. I am just doing it in among life. So a review is coming but I am so happy at the moment.
Found out today that Benedict Jacka, the author of the Alex Verus series, has linked my reviews of his books from here on his website! I am so happy and feel so very grateful to him doing so! He has linked other reviews from other people but I am just so happy and a little starstruck at the idea that the author of the books has actually read my reviews! Here’s a link to his website with the links to my website: http://benedictjacka.co.uk/2013/06/03/review-set-3-of-3/
Also, another Ben, this time Aaronovitch, has created a map using Google Maps of the different locations of different events in his first book, Rivers of London: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=200258044548208777222.0004d430a51327a17fc3f&hl=en&ie=UTF8&t=m&source=embed&ll=51.523911,-0.113983&spn=0.102533,0.219727&z=12
I personally find this very interesting as a non-Londoner and I enjoyed looking through all the locations and seeing where he had set the book, including seeing what the Folly looks like.