[New-Poetry] Roy Fisher et al on Costa shortlist
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Wed Nov 17 09:57:38 EST 2010
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On Wed, 17 Nov 2010, jforjames at aol.com wrote:
> Octogenarian poet makes Costa Book Award shortlist
> Roy Fisher's latest collection is published by Bloodaxe Books Continue reading
> An octogenarian poet from Birmingham is one of 19 authors in contention for the 2010 Costa Book Awards.
> Roy Fisher is shortlisted for Standard Midland, a collection published in June to coincide with his 80th birthday.
> Playwright Michael Frayn is nominated for the biography award for his memoir about his father Tom.
> The winners of the five individual categories will be announced on 5 January, one of whom will be named the overall winner three weeks later.
> Poet Christopher Reid won the 2009 Costa Book of the Year award for his collection A Scattering.
> TV presenters Lorraine Kelly and Anneka Rice are among the judges who will select the winners of each category.
> In addition to the poetry and biography prizes, awards will also be given for best novel, best first novel and best children's book.
> Fisher faces competition in his category from Sam Willetts, a reformed heroin addict nominated for his first collection of poems New Light for the Old Dark.
> One of the nominees for the novel award, Skippy Dies by Paul Murray, was previously longlisted for the Man Booker prize.
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