Costa Book Awards Shortlist

Two nominees in the 2016 Costa Book Awards shortlist in the Children’s Book category are of genre interest: The Monstrous Child by Frances Simon (Faber & Faber/Profile) and Time Traveling with a Hamster by Ross Welford (HarperCollins Children’s).

The Costa Book Awards “recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland.” Each winner in the five individual categories receives £5,000. The Costa Book of the Year, an award accompanied by a £30,000 prize, will be selected from the category winners and announced January 3, 2017.