Kate Atkinson has been pipped to the post by début author and mental health nurse Nathan Filer with his book, The Shock of the Fall. Chair of the final judges, Rose Tremain CBE, said: ‘This book stood out in a very good list. The voice in which the author has chosen to tell his story is perfectly aligned with the subject matter and very well sustained to the end.’
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 Biography Award:The Pike by Lucy Hughes-Hallet
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!