Devon author Morpurgo could scoop £30,000 prize

Devon author Michael Morpurgo is in the running for a major literary award.

The War Horse writer is among 20 competing for the £30,000 Costa Book of the Year prize.

His novel Listen to the Moon, which is also about the First World War, is on the children's shortlist.

The result will be announced on 27 January.

Michael Morpurgo Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport