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Costa Book Awards shortlist two graphic novels

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The Costa Book Awards has shortlisted graphic novels for the first time in its history.

Days of the Bagnold Summer by Joff Winterhart has been nominated for 'Book of the Year' while Mary and Bryan Talbot's Dotter of Her Father's Eyes is up for 'Biography of the Year'.

'Days of the Bagnold Summer' artwork

© Joff Winterhart



"I think it's a big thing for the comic medium generally," The Guardian quotes Bryan Talbot as saying. "It is another instance of the growing acceptability of comics as a valid artform."

Both books explore relationships between parents and their children, with Winterhart's title telling a story about a mother and her teenage son, and Dotter of Her Father's Eyes based on Mary Talbot's troubled relationship with her father.

'Dotter of Her Father's Eyes ' artwork

© Mary Talbot/Bryan Talbot



Days of the Bagnold Summer is up against books by Hilary Mantel, James Meek and Stephen May in its category, while the Talbots face tough competition from works by Artemis Cooper, Selina Guinness and Kate Hubbard.

The winners in all five categories will be announced on December 2, and will then compete for 'Book of the Year' and a £30,000 prize.

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