The Random House Group has received five nominations in the 2011 Costa Awards - including four for Jonathan Cape.
Man Booker winner Julian Barnes could be up for an unprecedented double after receiving a nomination for the best novel for The Sense of an Ending. He is up against fellow Jonathan Cape author John Burnside's A Summer of Drowning.
If Barnes was to win and to take home the overall Costa Book of the Year prize, he would be the first author to win both it and the Man Booker for the same book.
Julia Blackburn is shortlisted in the 2011 Costa Biography Award for Thin Paths: Journeys In and Around an Italian Mountain Village (Jonathan Cape), Kevin Barry is shortlisted for the 2011 Costa First Novel Award for City of Bohane (Jonathan Cape) and Lissa Evans' Small Change for Stuart (Doubleday) is shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Children's Book Award.
This year's Costa Awards received 568 entries. Winners in the five categories will each receive £5,000 when the category winners are announced on 4th January. The winning books will then compete for the Costa Book of the Year award.
The £30,000 prize will be revealed on 24th January 2012.
The shortlists in full:
2011 Costa Novel Award
Julian Barnes The Sense of Ending (Jonathan Cape)
John Burnside A Summer of Drowning (Jonathan Cape)
Andrew Miller Pure (Sceptre)
Louisa Young My Dear I Wanted to Tell You (HarperCollins)
2011 Costa First Novel Award
Kevin Barry City of Bohane (Jonathan Cape)
Patrick McGuinness The Last Hundred Days (Seren)
Christie Watson Tiny Sunbirds Far Away (Quercus)
Kerry Young Pao (Bloomsbury)
2011 Costa Biography Award
Julia Blackburn Thin Paths: Journeys In and Around an Italian Mountain Village (Jonathan Cape)
Patrick and Henry Cockburn Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story (Simon & Schuster)
Matthew Hollis Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas (Faber and Faber)
Claire Tomalin Charles Dickens: A Life (Viking)
2011 Costa Poetry Award
Carol Ann Duffy The Bees (Picador)
David Harsent Night (Faber and Faber)
Jackie Kay Fiere (Picador)
Sean O'Brien November (Picador)
2011 Costa Children's Book Award
Martyn Bedford Flip (Walker Books)
Frank Cottrell Boyce The Unforgotten Coat (Walker Books)
Lissa Evans Small Change for Stuart (Doubleday)
Moira Young Blood Red Road (Marion Lloyd Books)