Costa Book Awards

Interview with Emma Healey: Winner of the Costa First Novel Award

Hannah Beckerman | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Beckerman

Emma Healey has had a roller coaster six months: her debut novel Elizabeth Is Missing, which sold for a six-figure advance, was published last summer to critical acclaim. And last week the twenty-nine year old writer won the Costa First Novel award and is now up against the likes of Ali Smith and Kate Saunders for the Costa Book of the Year Prize.

Hilary Mantel Favourite To Win Costa Prize

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2013 | Home

Critics favourite Hilary Mantel is expected to pick up another prize tonight for her best-seller, 'Bring Up The Bodies', at the Costa Book Awards. ...

WIN: All 20 Books From The Costa Award Shortlist

Posted 30.03.2013 | Home

Fancy waking up to find a parcel crammed full of 20 of the best books from the past year delivered to your front door? Then you're in luck. We've t...

The best comics of 2012

Dr Dan Smith | Posted 28.02.2013 | Home
Dr Dan Smith

February saw the arrival of the first London Super Comic Convention. An enormous hall at the ExCel in Docklands was filled by fans, cosplayers, stalls, comic creators and something like a god. Amongst the mortals, the mighty Stan Lee walked, smiled, posed for photos, bringing joy and goodwill to all.

The Week In Culture

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.11.2012 | Home

Bad sex, cannabis and photographic evidence from Kate Middleton - plus even more from this week in Culture....

Booker Winner Hilary Mantel Makes Costa Book Awards Shortlist

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 17.12.2012 | Home

Hilary Mantel could be about to add a Costa Book Award to whichever shelf she keeps her Booker Prize on. The shortlist, announced on Tuesday, sees ...

Form is Temporary, Class is Permanent

Hugh Salmon | Posted 25.03.2012 | Home
Hugh Salmon

"Form is temporary. Class is permanent." This phrase, heard most often in my life in a cricketing context, came to mind today as I was helping to judge the BMS Seasonal Book Marketing Awards (a much more modest event than yesterday's Costa Book Awards, won by Andrew Miller's novel Pure).

Sam Parker

Why Costa Awards Have Bookies In A Flutter | Sam Parker | Posted 25.01.2012 | Home

At first, the two worlds couldn’t seem further apart. On one hand - literary award ceremonies, those buttoned-up affairs where hushed academics p...