Martha Sprackland’s debut collection Citadel has been shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2020.
On news of the shortlisting, Martha said: “I’m stunned. Citadel was, in one way or another, a long time in the making, and the writing of it was not an easy road. To have a place on the shortlist for such a prestigious prize, and for my first (and quite strange) book, in a year that has seen so many brilliant books published, is pretty thrilling.”
The Costa Book Awards are one of the UK’s most prestigious and popular book prizes, honouring the best works of the year in five categories; First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book. The winners will be announced in January 2021.
Pavilion Poetry said: “We are absolutely delighted that Martha’s Citadel has been shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award. Citadel represents the very best in contemporary poetry and we are thrilled Martha’s collection has been recognised by the Costa Prize judges.”
Congratulations to Martha Sprackland and all shortlisted writers! Learn more about Citadel here.