The 2014 Costa shortlists...

...have been announced.

The children's contenders are:

Simon Mason for Running Girl
Michael Morpurgo for Listen to the Moon
Kate Saunders for Five Children on the Western Front
Marcus Sedgwick for The Ghosts of Heaven

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Previously: 2013 Costa winners.

Previously: 2013 Costa shortlists.