The author of Costa Book Award-winner Middle England talks us through what's on his bedside table at the moment, from vintage psychological thrillers to French bestsellers.
Penguin Random House authors win three of the five categories – Best Novel, Best First Novel and Biography. All three authors will be in the running to win 2019 Costa Book of the Year.
Spanning across five categories, the nominated books range from memoirs, first novels and the very best in poetry.
Jonathan Coe is the author of thirteen novels, all published by Penguin, which include the highly acclaimed bestsellers What a Carve Up!, The House of Sleep, The Rotters' Club, Number 11 and Middle England, which won the Costa Novel of the Year Award and the Prix du Livre Européen. He is also the author of a biography of B.S Johnson, Like a Fiery Elephant, and The Broken Mirror, a children's book.