Costa Book Award for Best First Novel

 

2015 selection

The Loney: Costa Shortlisted 2015

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2015

by Andrew Michael Hurley

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD

'Modern classics in this genre are rare, and instant ones even rarer; The Loney, however, looks as though it may be both' Sunday Telegraph

If it had another name,...


2014 selection

Elizabeth Is Missing

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2014

by Emma Healey

In this darkly riveting debut novel—a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also an heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity, and aging—an elderly woman descending into dementia embarks...


2013 selection

Where the Moon Isn't

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2013

by Nathan Filer

Winner of the 2013 Costa First Novel Award (under the title The Shock of the Fall)

"A stunning novel. Ambitious and exquisitely realized . . . clearly the work of a major new talent." —S. J. Watson, New York...


2012 selection

The Innocents

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2012

by Francesca Segal

*** Winner of the 2012 Costa First Novel Award *** *** Winner of the 2013 Harold U. Ribalow Prize, the 2013 Sam Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, the 2012 Costa First Novel Award, and the 2012 National Jewish...


2009 selection

Beauty

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2009

by Raphael Selbourne

Beauty - in both name and appearance - is a twenty-year-old Bangladeshi, back in

England having disgraced her family by fleeing an abusive arranged marriage. Forced onto

the jobseeker's treadmill and under extreme...


2007 selection

What Was Lost

Costa Book Award for Best First Novel 2007

by Catherine O'Flynn

A tender and sharply observant debut novel about a missing young girl—winner of the Costa First Novel Award and long-listed for the Booker Prize, the Orange Prize, and The Guardian First Book Award

In the 1980s,...