Siobhan Dowd, Solace of the Road
Mary Hoffman, Troubadour
Patrick Ness, The Ask and the Answer
Anna Perera, Guantanamo Boy
Three and a bit isn’t bad for this year’s Costa shortlist. So I may not have read every word on the shortlist, but I feel fully informed and know what I know and what I think. At least I think so.
Let’s see; who’s going to win this year? I’ll do my own shortlist, which has two books on it. And I’m not telling.