Yesterday it was announced that Hilary Mantel has won the 2012 Costa Book Award for Bring up the Bodies. In a unanimous vote, the judging panel awarded the prize to Mantel, who has become the first novelist to win both the Costa Award and the Booker Prize. Bring up the Bodies can be borrowed from the library, and is shelved at E823 MAN(BRI).
When a book wins a major prize, either Robin or I will add a note to the catalogue record, e.g. “Winner of the Costa Book Award 2012.” This means that if you are looking for prize-winning books in our collection, you can search by the name of the award (the main ones we have been adding notes to have been Costa, Booker, Carnegie, Greenaway, Newbery and Caldecott winners).
If you are looking more generally for a list of prize-winning adult or children’s fiction in our catalogue, I have created links to some more complex searches:
Prize winning children’s fiction (carnegie medal OR kate greenaway medal OR newbery medal OR caldecott medal OR costa children’s OR guardian children’s fiction prize OR printz award OR red house children’s)
In a future post I will look at creating searches like these and saving them for later use.