Vandaag zijn de shortlists bekendgemaakt voor de Costa Book Awards 2021. In januari wordt bekendgemaakt wie de winnaar is per categorie en in februari wordt de Costa Book of the Year-winnaar bekendgemaakt die met 30.000 Britse ponden het pand mag verlaten.

2021 Costa First Novel Award shortlist
* Open Water – Caleb Azumah Nelson (Viking)
* The Manningtree Witches – A.K. Blakemore (Granta)
* Fault Lines – Emily Itami (Phoenix)
* The Stranding – Kate Sawyer (Coronet)

2021 Costa Novel Award shortlist
* Unsettled Ground – Claire Fuller (Fig Tree)
* The High House – Jessie Greengrass (Swift Press)
* The Fortune Men – Nadifa Mohamed (Viking)
* The Island of Missing Trees – Elif Shafak (Viking)

2021 Costa Biography Award shortlist
* Consumed: A Sister’s Story – Arifa Akbar (Sceptre)
* The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War and Everest – Ed Caesar (Viking)
* Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell – John Preston (Viking)
* Free: Coming of Age at the End of History – Lea Ypi (Allen Lane)

2021 Costa Poetry Award shortlist
* All the Names Given – Raymond Antrobus (Picador)
* A Blood Condition – Kayo Chingonyi (Chatto & Windus)
* Eat or We Both Starve – Victoria Kennefick (Carcanet Press)
* The Kids – Hannah Lowe (Bloodaxe Books)

2021 Costa Children’s Award shortlist
* Maggie Blue and the Dark World – Anna Goodall (Guppy Books)
* The Crossing – Manjeet Mann (Penguin)
* The Midnight Guardians – Ross Montgomery (Walker Books)
* The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh – Helen Rutter (Scholastic UK)