Little-known novelist vies with big names for Costa prize
Christopher Nicholson's The Elephant Keeper goes up against Hilary Mantel, Colm Tóibín and Penelope Lively in shortlist for £5,000 award
A touching story of an 18th-century boy's love affair with an elephant, which has so far attracted little critical attention, has this evening found itself pitted against three literary heavyweights for one of the UK's leading book prizes.
Tuesday, 24 November, 2009
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