The following Manda titles were announced earlier this week as the winners of 2015 Costa Awards!


Abrams’ The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge (HC, 9781419718953) won the 2015 Costa Children’s Book Award. The Guardian wrote, "The Lie Tree is a compelling fantasy spun from one mesmerising idea: what if telling lies gave you the power to discover other people’s secrets? This gothic yarn of Victorian fossil hunters gone bad features an unforgettable young heroine, who fearlessly takes on monsters of the present and the past to build herself a better life." Read more here!


Hachette UK’s The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley (HC, 9781473619821 / PB, 9781473619852) won the 2015 Costa First Novel Award.  The Costa First Novel Award judges said The Loney is, “as close to the perfect first novel as you can get” and Stephen King said it was “an amazing piece of fiction.” 

Both books are now eligible to win the overall 2015 Costa Book of the Year which is announced on 26 January 2016.