Costa Book Awards: Three previous winners nominated for best novel
Three former winners of the Costa Novel Award have been shortlisted again for this year's prize.
Maggie O'Farrell, Rose Tremain and Sebastian Barry will compete for the prize at the Costa Book Awards, formerly known as the Whitbread Awards.
Sarah Perry has also been nominated in the category for her novel The Essex Serpent.
Singer Kate Tempest leads the all-female shortlist in the poetry category.
There are five categories in the annual Costa Book Awards - for novel, first novel, poetry, biography and children's book.
The winners in each of the five categories will receive £5,000 before one... read more
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