LONDON (Reuters) - Julian Barnes, who won this years Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and Carol Ann Duffy, Britains poet laureate, were among the nominees for the 2011 Costa Book Awards announced on Tuesday. English author Barnes is one of four shortlisted for the best novel category for The Sense of an Ending, the work that won him the coveted Booker award last month at the fourth time of asking. Scottish writer Duffy, who was made the nations poet in 2009, has been shortlisted in the poetry section for The Bees. The winner of each of the five categories novel, first novel, biography, poetry and childrens book will be revealed on January 4, 2012 and the overall Costa Book of the Year winner on January 24. Barnes is up against John Burnside for A Summer of Drowning, Andrew Miller for Pure and Louisa Young for My Dear I Wanted to Tell You in the novel category. Since 1985 the award, open to books first published in the United Kingdom or Ireland, has been won nine times by a novel, four times by a debut novel, five times by a biography, seven times by a collection of poetry and once by a childrens book. In the biography section, journalist Patrick Cockburn and his son Henry co-authored an account of the latters struggles with paranoid schizophrenia in Henrys Demons: Living with Schizophrenia - A Father and Sons Story. Also in the category is Claire Tomalins account of Charles Dickens, who is expected to be the subject of a raft of books in the run-up to the bicentenary of his birth next February. The winner of each category receives 5,000 pounds ($7,950) and the overall winner a further 30,000 pounds. The awards, formerly the Whitbread Book Awards, are sponsored by the Costa coffee shop chain.