Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Costa Award Winners

I was delighted to find out that one of the best graphic novels I've read last year, and which unfortunately I haven't found the time to review yet, has won the Costa prize in the biography category. Dotter of her Father's Eyes is a beautifully told story, illustrated in a masterful way. It brings to life the characters' stories in an almost intimate manner and highlights their feelings without ever becoming melodramatic. Anyway, I'd highly recommend it to everyone.

Here's the list of the winners in every category, who by a lucky coincidence are all women:


Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

First Novel:

The Innocents by Francesca Segal


Dotter of her Father's Eyes by Mary M. Talbot and Bryan Talbot


The Overhaul by Kathleen Jamie

Children's Book:

Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner

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