Wed, 30/01/2013 - 16:44
Hilary Mantel has won the Costa Book of the Year for her Man Booker-winning novel Bring Up the Bodies (Fourth Estate).
The decision was "unanimous" according to chair of judges Jenni Murray, who said: "One book simply stood head and shoulders, more than head and shoulders, on stilts, above the rest"....
Wed, 19/12/2012 - 15:27
Broadcaster Dame Jenni Murray will chair the 2012 Costa Book of the Year panel, with other judges including actress Jenny Agutter and comedian Mark Watson.
The "Woman's Hour" presenter will also be joined by actor and writer Sophie Ward, newsreader Katie Derham and authors Wendy Holden, DJ Taylor, Daljit Nagra and Marcus...
Wed, 25/01/2012 - 08:55
Andrew Miller has won the £30,000 2011 Costa Book of the Year for his sixth novel Pure (Sceptre), set in 18th-century Paris, as the annual award announced a new short story category for next year.
Miller triumphed over bookies' favourite Matthew Hollis' biography category-winner Now All Roads Lead to...
Wed, 11/01/2012 - 15:30
Sales of the Costa Book of the Year category winners have trebled since their victories last week, with Andrew Miller's sixth novel, Pure (Sceptre), comfortably proving the bestseller of the five titles.
According to Nielsen BookScan data, £37,000 was spent on 4,500 copies of the five category winners last week, up...
Wed, 04/01/2012 - 08:00
Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy has won the Costa Poetry Award for The Bees (Picador), and debut biographer Matthew Hollis has scooped the Costa Biography Award, with both now entering the final race alongside three other category winners to be named the overall £30,000 Costa Book of the Year 2011.
Hollis' Now All...
Wed, 16/11/2011 - 08:54
Man Booker winner Julian Barnes could be up for an unprecedented double after receiving a nomination for the best novel of the year in the 2011 Costa Awards.
Barnes' The Sense of an Ending is up against John Burnside, Andrew Miller and Louisa Young for the best novel award. If Barnes was to win and to take home the...
Wed, 26/01/2011 - 15:16
Faber is to release a new illustrated edition of Jo Shapcott's poetry collection Of Mutability, following its win at the Costa Book Awards last night [25th January].
A new b-format illustrated edition of the collection, priced £7.99, will be released in April. Faber has ordered a further reprint of the title—in...
Wed, 26/01/2011 - 10:03
Poet Jo Shapcott was the surprise winner of the Costa Book of the Year last night (25th January) for her “special, original, compassionate” collection Of Mutability (Faber).
It is the second year in a row that poetry has scooped the £30,000 award, after Christopher Reid won last year for his collection A Scattering (...
Thu, 09/12/2010 - 12:01
Actor David Morrissey, presenter Anneka Rice and poet Ruth Padel are on the final judging panel for the 2010 Costa Book of the Year.
Broadcaster and publisher Andrew Neil will chair the panel, which also comprises "Downton Abbey" actress Elizabeth McGovern and broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky. Authors Adele Parks, Tim Bowler and...
Wed, 02/01/2008 - 19:40
Tindal Street Press author Catherine O’Flynn has won the Costa First Novel Award 2007 for her début work, What Was Lost, with judges pronouncing it "a formidable novel blending humour and pathos".
Joining O’Flynn in contention for the overall Costa Book of the Year prize, which is announced on 22nd...