I joined Kim Slater, Jonathan Taylor and Sheelagh Gallagher to discuss the Costa Book Awards 2015 on Thursday 21st January (7.30pm) at West Bridgford Library. The Costa Book Awards are split into five categories: novel, first novel, biography, poetry and children’s book. This meant reading five books in a week, quite a challenge! We discussed the category winning books in the running for the overall award, plus awards and writing in general, and also shared some of our own writing with the audience. The Lie Tree (which was, indeed, the overall winner) and A God in Ruins seemed to be the favourites to win, although if I had to choose, I’d go for The Invention of Nature for the sheer brilliance of both subject and author!