Two Graphic Novels Make Costa Book Awards Shortlists
I missed this article in the Guardian about the Costa Book Awards shortlists including two graphic novels -- the first time that's been the case. That's a UK literary award that's been around since the early 1970s, taking this name several years ago. The comics receiving those acknowledgments were Days Of The Bagnold Summer by Joff Winterhart in the novel of the year category, and Dotter Of Her Father's Eyes by Mary Talbot and Bryan Talbot in the biography category. The article is full of people saying nice things about graphic novels generally, these books specifically, and the change the shortlistings potentially represent.
Category winners will be announced in early January and then a sizable prize winner will be named from those finalists by the end of that month. That part of the award has been ongoing since 1985.