Costa Book AwardsWinner

Given by Costa Coffee

Andre Navne: Whitbread Book Awards (1971-2005; Engelsk), Costa Book of the Year (Engelsk), Whitbread Award (Engelsk), Whitbread Book of the Year (Engelsk), , Whitbread first novel prize (Engelsk)
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From 1971 to 2021 the Costa Book award was one of the most prestigious and popular literary prizes in the UK and recognised some of the most enjoyable books of the year by writers based in the UK and

vis mere Ireland. The Costa Book Awards is unique in many ways, not least in having five categories: First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children's Book. The winner in each category receives £5,000. One of these five books is selected as the overall winner of the Book of the Year and receives a further £25,000, making a total prize fund of £50,000. It is the only prize which places children's books alongside adult books in this way.


The Costa Book Awards started life in 1971 as the Whitbread Literary Awards. From 1985 they were known as the Whitbread Book Awards until 2006, when Costa Coffee took over ownership - the year that both Costa and the Book Awards celebrated their 35th anniversary. Since 1971, the awards have rewarded a wide range of excellent books and authors across all genres.


Since the introduction of the overall Book of the Year Award in 1985, it has been won seven times by a novel, three times by a first novel, five times by a biography, five times by a collection of poetry and once by a children's book. The 2021 Costa Book Awards held in February 2022 was our 50th and final awards. vis mindre

Stages:
Alle, Winner (400), Shortlist (647)
Kategorier:
Alle, Biografi (78), Book of the Year (12), Children's Book (78), First Book (2), First Novel (73), Novel (84), Poetry (64), No Category (9)
Years:
Alle, 2021 (5), 2020 (5), 2019 (5), 2018 (5), 2017 (5), 2016 (5), 2015 (5), 2014 (5), 2013 (5), 2012 (5), 2011 (5), 2010 (5), 2009 (5), 2008 (5), 2007 (5), 2006 (5), 2005 (21), 2004 (21), 2003 (22), 2002 (20), 2001 (21), 2000 (25), 1999 (20), 1998 (18), 1997 (23), 1996 (14), 1995 (6), 1994 (6), 1993 (6), 1992 (6), 1991 (6), 1990 (6), 1989 (6), 1988 (6), 1987 (6), 1986 (6), 1985 (6), 1984 (4), 1983 (5), 1982 (4), 1981 (4), 1980 (3), 1979 (3), 1978 (3), 1977 (3), 1976 (3), 1975 (3), 1974 (5), 1973 (3), 1972 (3), 1971 (3)

Winner 400

VærkKategoriÅr
Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell af John PrestonBiography2021
The Crossing af Manjeet MannChildren's Book2021
Open Water af Caleb Azumah NelsonFirst Novel2021
Unsettled Ground af Claire FullerNovel2021
The Kids af Hannah LowePoetry2021
The Louder I Will Sing af Lee LawrenceBiography2020
Voyage of the Sparrowhawk af Natasha FarrantChildren's Book2020
Love After Love af Ingrid PersaudFirst Novel2020
The Mermaid of Black Conch af Monique RoffeyNovel2020
The Historians: Poems af Eavan BolandPoetry2020
The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz af Jack FairweatherBiography2019
Asha & the Spirit Bird af Jasbinder BilanChildren's Book2019
The Confessions of Frannie Langton af Sara CollinsFirst Novel2019
Middle England af Jonathan CoeNovel2019
Flèche af Mary Jean ChanPoetry2019
The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found af Bart Van EsBiography2018
The Skylarks' War af Hilary McKayChildren's Book2018
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle af Stuart TurtonFirst Novel2018
Normal People af Sally RooneyNovel2018
Assurances af Jo MorganPoetry2018
In the Days of Rain af Rebecca StottBiography2017
The Explorer af Katherine RundellChildren's Book2017
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine af Gail HoneymanFirst Novel2017
Reservoir 13 af Jon McGregorNovel2017
Inside the Wave af Helen DunmorePoetry2017
Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory af Keggie CarewBiography2016
The Bombs That Brought Us Together af Brian ConaghanChildren's Book2016
Golden Hill af Francis SpuffordFirst Novel2016
Days without End af Sebastian BarryNovel2016
Falling awake af Alice OswaldPoetry2016
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World af Andrea WulfBiography2015
The Lie Tree af Frances HardingeChildren's Book2015
The Loney af Andrew Michael HurleyFirst Novel2015
En gud i ruiner af Kate AtkinsonNovel2015
40 Sonnets af Don PatersonPoetry2015
H Is for Hawk af Helen MacdonaldBiography2014
Five Children on the Western Front af Kate SaundersChildren's Book2014
Elizabeth er forsvundet af Emma HealeyFirst Novel2014
How to Be Both af Ali SmithNovel2014
My Family and Other Superheroes af Jonathan EdwardsPoetry2014
The Pike af Lucy Hughes-HallettBiography2013
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse af Chris RiddellChildren's Book2013
Når vanviddet rører på sig af Nathan FilerFirst Novel2013
Life After Life af Kate AtkinsonNovel2013
Drysalter af Michael Symmons RobertsPoetry2013
Dotter of her Father's Eyes af Mary M. TalbotBiography2012
Maggot Moon af Sally GardnerChildren's Book2012
The Innocents af Francesca SegalFirst Novel2012
Bring Up the Bodies af Hilary MantelNovel2012
The Overhaul af Kathleen JamiePoetry2012
Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas af Matthew HollisBiography2011
Blood Red Road af Moira YoungChildren's Book2011
Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away af Christie WatsonFirst Novel2011
De uskyldige af Andrew MillerNovel2011
The Bees af Carol Ann DuffyPoetry2011
Haren med de ravgule øjne af Edmund De WaalBiography2010
Out of Shadows af Jason WallaceChildren's Book2010
Witness the Night af Kishwar DesaiFirst Novel2010
The Hand That First Held Mine af Maggie O'FarrellNovel2010
Of Mutability af Jo ShapcottPoetry2010
The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom af Graham FarmeloBiography2009
The Ask and the Answer af Patrick NessChildren's Book2009
Beauty af Raphael SelbourneFirst Novel2009
Brooklyn af Colm TóibínNovel2009
A Scattering af Christopher ReidPoetry2009
Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir af Diana AthillBiography2008
Just Henry af Michelle MagorianChildren's Book2008
Den udstødte : roman af Sadie JonesFirst Novel2008
Det hemmelige skrift af Sebastian BarryNovel2008
The Broken Word af Adam FouldsPoetry2008
Unge Stalin af Simon Sebag MontefioreBiography2007
The Bower Bird af Ann KelleyChildren's Book2007
What Was Lost af Catherine O'FlynnFirst Novel2007
Day af A. L. KennedyNovel2007
Tilt af Jean SpracklandPoetry2007
Keeping Mum: A Wartime Childhood af Brian ThompsonBiography2006
Set in Stone af Linda NewberyChildren's Book2006
Ulvespor af Stef PenneyFirst Novel2006
Rastløs af William BoydNovel2006
Letter to Patience af John HaynesPoetry2006
Haw-Haw: The Tragedy of William and Margaret Joyce af Nigel FarndaleBiography2005
Nature Cure af Richard MabeyBiography2005
Stuart: A Life Backwards af Alexander MastersBiography2005
Matisse the Master: A Life of Henri Matisse: The Conquest of Colour: 1909-1954 af Hilary SpurlingBiography2005
Framed af Frank Cottrell BoyceChildren's Book2005
The White Darkness af Geraldine McCaughreanChildren's Book2005
Permanent Rose af Hilary McKayChildren's Book2005
The New Policeman af Kate ThompsonChildren's Book2005
Silkefabrikken Harmony af Tash AwFirst Novel2005
26a af Diana EvansFirst Novel2005
The Short Day Dying af Peter HobbsFirst Novel2005
Gem Squash Tokoloshe af Rachel ZadokFirst Novel2005
Langt nede af Nick HornbyNovel2005
Klovnen Shalimar : roman af Salman RushdieNovel2005
En fremmed banker på : roman af Ali SmithNovel2005
Cotton af Christopher WilsonNovel2005
Legion af David HarsentPoetry2005
Cold Calls: War Music Continued af Christopher LoguePoetry2005
Lucky Day/Little Dino (PM Story Books Yellow Level) af Richard PricePoetry2005
Marabou af Jane YehPoetry2005
Matisse the Master: A Life of Henri Matisse: The Conquest of Colour: 1909-1954 af Hilary Spurling2005
Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart af John GuyBiography2004
Jabez: The Rise and Fall of a Victorian Rogue af David McKieBiography2004
Stephen Spender: A Literary Life af John SutherlandBiography2004
V. S. Pritchett: A Working Life af Jeremy TreglownBiography2004
Looking for JJ af Anne CassidyChildren's Book2004
Not the End of the World af Geraldine McCaughreanChildren's Book2004
Sd̄an er det nu af Meg RosoffChildren's Book2004
No Shame, No Fear af Ann TurnbullChildren's Book2004
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell af Susanna ClarkeFirst Novel2004
The Land as Viewed from the Sea af Richard CollinsFirst Novel2004
Eve Green af Susan FletcherFirst Novel2004
The Maze af Panos KarnezisFirst Novel2004
Case Histories af Kate AtkinsonNovel2004
Fugle uden vinger af Louis de BernièresNovel2004
I skønhedens tjeneste : roman af Alan HollinghurstNovel2004
En lille ø af Andrea LevyNovel2004
These Days af Leontia FlynnPoetry2004
Ghosts af John FullerPoetry2004
Ground Water af Matthew HollisPoetry2004
Corpus af Michael Symmons RobertsPoetry2004
En lille ø af Andrea Levy2004
The Iron Lady af John CampbellBiography2003
Martha Gellhorn: A Life af Caroline MooreheadBiography2003
Orwell: The Life af D. J. TaylorBiography2003
Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith af Andrew WilsonBiography2003
The Fire-Eaters af David AlmondChildren's Book2003
Exodus af Julie BertagnaChildren's Book2003
Oraklet af Catherine FisherChildren's Book2003
Private Peaceful af Michael MorpurgoChildren's Book2003
Naked Without a Hat af Jeanne WillisChildren's Book2003
Buddha Da af Anne DonovanFirst Novel2003
An Evening of Long Goodbyes af Paul MurrayFirst Novel2003
Vernon G. Little : en komedie fra det 21. århundrede med døden i en af hovedrollerne af DBC PierreFirst Novel2003
An Empty Room af Talitha StevensonFirst Novel2003
The Lucky Ones af Rachel CuskNovel2003
Den mystiske sag om hunden i natten : roman af Mark HaddonNovel2003
Heligoland af Shena MackayNovel2003
Frankie and Stankie af Barbara TrapidoNovel2003
Minsk af Lavinia GreenlawPoetry2003
Ink Stone (Faber Poetry) af Jamie McKendrickPoetry2003
Landing Light af Don PatersonPoetry2003
Hard Water af Jean SpracklandPoetry2003
Den mystiske sag om hunden i natten : roman af Mark Haddon2003
Anthony Blunt: His Lives af Miranda CarterBiography2002
Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA af Brenda MaddoxBiography2002
The Real Mrs. Miniver af Ysenda Maxtone-GrahamBiography2002
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self af Claire TomalinBiography2002
Saffy's Angel af Hilary McKayChildren's Book2002
Sorceress af Celia ReesChildren's Book2002
Nøglen til Medusa af Philip ReeveChildren's Book2002
The End of My Tether af Neil AstleyFirst Novel2002
Homage to a Firing Squad af Tariq GoddardFirst Novel2002
Impressionisten af Hari KunzruFirst Novel2002
The Song of Names af Norman LebrechtFirst Novel2002
White Lightning af Justin CartwrightNovel2002
Spies af Michael FraynNovel2002
Rumours of a Hurricane af Tim LottNovel2002
The Story of Lucy Gault af William TrevorNovel2002
Something for the Ghosts af David ConstantinePoetry2002
The Ice Age: A Collection of Poems af Paul FarleyPoetry2002
Voodoo Shop af Ruth PadelPoetry2002
The Beautiful Lie af Sheenagh PughPoetry2002
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self af Claire Tomalin2002
Vermeer: A View of Delft af Anthony BaileyBiography2001
Boswell's Presumptuous Task: The Making of the Life of Dr. Johnson af Adam SismanBiography2001
Selkirk's Island: The True and Strange Adventures of the Real Robinson Crusoe af Diana SouhamiBiography2001
Flaubert: A Life af Geoffrey WallBiography2001
Artemis Fowl af Eoin ColferChildren's Book2001
Rejsen til Amazonas af Eva IbbotsonChildren's Book2001
The Lady and the Squire af Terry JonesChildren's Book2001
Ravkikkerten af Philip PullmanChildren's Book2001
The Oversight af Will EavesFirst Novel2001
Something Like a House af Sid SmithFirst Novel2001
Burning Worm af Carl TigheFirst Novel2001
August af Gerard WoodwardFirst Novel2001
The Siege af Helen DunmoreNovel2001
Soning af Ian McEwanNovel2001
Oxygen af Andrew MillerNovel2001
Twelve Bar Blues af Patrick NeateNovel2001
The Age of Cardboard and String af Charles BoylePoetry2001
If I Don't Know af Wendy CopePoetry2001
Bunny af Selima HillPoetry2001
Panoramic Lounge Bar af John StammersPoetry2001
Ravkikkerten af Philip Pullman2001
Fanny Burney: A Biography af Claire HarmanBiography2000
John Ruskin: The Later Years af Tim HiltonBiography2000
Hitler: 1936-1945: Nemesis af Ian KershawBiography2000
Bad Blood: A Memoir af Lorna SageBiography2000
Heaven Eyes af David AlmondChildren's Book2000
Arthur - kongen i stenen af Kevin Crossley-HollandChildren's Book2000
Coram Boy af Jamila GavinChildren's Book2000
The Wheel of Surya af Jamila GavinChildren's Book2000
Troja af Adèle GerasChildren's Book2000
Den røde blomst, den hvide blomst af Michel FaberFirst Novel2000
Under the Skin af Michel FaberFirst Novel2000
Danny Boy af Jo-Anne GoodwinFirst Novel2000
Born Free af Laura HirdFirst Novel2000
White Teeth af Zadie SmithFirst Novel2000
Fred and Edie af Jill DawsonNovel2000
What Are You Like? af Anne EnrightNovel2000
Vi forældreløse af Kazuo IshiguroNovel2000
Engelske passagerer af Matthew KnealeNovel2000
How the Dead Live af Will SelfNovel2000
The Asylum Dance af John BurnsidePoetry2000
Conjure af Michael DonaghyPoetry2000
Collected Poems af R. F. LangleyPoetry2000
Floods (Faber Poetry) af Maurice RiordanPoetry2000
Granny Scarecrow af Anne StevensonPoetry2000
Engelske passagerer af Matthew Kneale2000
Berlioz: Volume Two: Servitude and Greatness, 1832-1869 af David CairnsBiography1999
Bruce Chatwin af Nicholas ShakespeareBiography1999
The Unknown Matisse af Hilary SpurlingBiography1999
Meeting Midnight af Carol Ann DuffyChildren's Book1999
Kensuke's Kingdom af Michael MorpurgoChildren's Book1999
Harry Potter og fangen fra Azkaban af J. K. RowlingChildren's Book1999
The Illustrated Mum af Jacqueline WilsonChildren's Book1999
The Great Ideas af Suzanne CleminshawFirst Novel1999
White City Blue af Tim LottFirst Novel1999
Our Fathers af Andrew O'HaganFirst Novel1999
A Foreign Country af Francine StockFirst Novel1999
Being Dead af Jim CraceNovel1999
Over hals og hoved af Michael FraynNovel1999
Chokolade : roman af Joanne HarrisNovel1999
Musik og stilhed af Rose TremainNovel1999
Beowulf af Beowulf PoetPoetry1999
Alcestis af EuripidesPoetry1999
Approximately Nowhere: Poems (Faber Poetry) af Michael HofmannPoetry1999
The Eyes (Faber Poetry) af Don PatersonPoetry1999
Beowulf af Beowulf Poet1999
Elegy for Iris af John BayleyBiography1998
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire af Amanda ForemanBiography1998
Hitler: 1889-1936: Hubris af Ian KershawBiography1998
Skellig af David AlmondChildren's Book1998
Sweet Clarinet af James RiordanChildren's Book1998
Harry Potter og Hemmelighedernes Kammer af J. K. RowlingChildren's Book1998
Abomination af Robert SwindellsChildren's Book1998
The Last King of Scotland af Giles FodenFirst Novel1998
Shopping af Gavin KramerFirst Novel1998
Sjak nr. 3 af Magnus MillsFirst Novel1998
Jelly Roll af Luke SutherlandFirst Novel1998
The Catastrophist af Ronan BennettNovel1998
Leading the Cheers af Justin CartwrightNovel1998
The Travelling Hornplayer af Barbara TrapidoNovel1998
The Boy from the Chemist Is Here to See You af Paul FarleyPoetry1998
The Wasting Game af Philip GrossPoetry1998
Birthday Letters af Ted HughesPoetry1998
Birthday Letters af Ted Hughes1998
Violet: The Life and Loves of Violet Gordon Woodhouse af Jessica Douglas-HomeBiography1997
Victor Hugo: A Biography af Graham RobbBiography1997
The Queen of Whale Cay: The Eccentric Story of 'Joe' Carstairs, Fastest Woman on Water af Kate SummerscaleBiography1997
Citizen Lord: The Life of Edward Fitzgerald, Irish Revolutionary af Stella TillyardBiography1997
Hogarth : a life and a world af Jenny UglowBiography1997
Smack af Melvin BurgessChildren's Book1997
Chasing Redbird af Sharon CreechChildren's Book1997
Aquila af Andrew NorrissChildren's Book1997
Harry and the Wrinklies af Alan TemperleyChildren's Book1997
One Day as a Tiger af Anne HavertyFirst Novel1997
Tunnelmageren af Mick JacksonFirst Novel1997
The Ventriloquist's Tale af Pauline MelvilleFirst Novel1997
Beach Boy af Ardashir VakilFirst Novel1997
Eclipse of the Sun af Phil WhitakerFirst Novel1997
Den urørlige af John BanvilleNovel1997
Quarantine af Jim CraceNovel1997
Grace Notes af Bernard MacLavertyNovel1997
Evig kærlighed af Ian McEwanNovel1997
Bleeding London af Geoff NicholsonNovel1997
CloudCuckooLand af Simon ArmitagePoetry1997
Tales from Ovid af Ted HughesPoetry1997
Assembling A Ghost (Cape Poetry) af Peter RedgrovePoetry1997
Tales from Ovid af Ted Hughes1997
Thomas Cranmer: A Life af Diarmaid MacCullochBiography1996
The Spirit Level af Seamus HeaneyBook of the Year1996
The Tulip Touch af Anne FineChildren's Book1996
Læsning i mørke af Seamus DeaneFirst Novel1996
The Arizona Game af Georgina HammickFirst Novel1996
The Debt to Pleasure af John LanchesterFirst Novel1996
Mother of Pearl af Mary MorrissyFirst Novel1996
Every Man for Himself af Beryl BainbridgeNovel1996
Cocaine Nights af J. G. BallardNovel1996
Mr Clive and Mr Page af Neil BartlettNovel1996
Asylum af Patrick McGrathNovel1996
Sidste omgang : roman af Graham SwiftNovel1996
Det værst tænkelige af Fay WeldonNovel1996
The Spirit Level af Seamus HeaneyPoetry1996
Gladstone af Roy JenkinsBiography1995
Familiehistorier : roman af Kate AtkinsonBook of the Year1995
The Wreck of the Zanzibar af Michael MorpurgoChildren's Book1995
Familiehistorier : roman af Kate AtkinsonFirst Novel1995
Maurerens sidste suk af Salman RushdieNovel1995
Gunpowder af Bernard O'DonoghuePoetry1995
D.H. Lawrence: The Story of a Marriage af Brenda MaddoxBiography1994
Felicia's Journey af William TrevorBook of the Year1994
Gold Dust af Geraldine McCaughreanChildren's Book1994
The Longest Memory af Fred D'AguiarFirst Novel1994
Felicia's Journey af William TrevorNovel1994
Out of Danger: Poems af James FentonPoetry1994
Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life af Andrew MotionBiography1993
Krigens tid af Joan BradyBook of the Year1993
Flour Babies af Anne FineChildren's Book1993
Saving Agnes af Rachel CuskFirst Novel1993
Krigens tid af Joan BradyNovel1993
Mean Time af Carol Ann DuffyPoetry1993
Anthony Trollope af Victoria GlendinningBiography1992
Swing Hammer Swing! af Jeff TorringtonBook of the Year1992
The Great Elephant Chase af Gillian CrossChildren's Book1992
Swing Hammer Swing! af Jeff TorringtonFirst Novel1992
Poor Things af Alasdair GrayNovel1992
The Gaze of the Gorgon af Tony HarrisonPoetry1992
A Life of Picasso, Volume 1: 1881-1906 af John RichardsonBiography1991
A Life of Picasso, Volume 1: 1881-1906 af John RichardsonBook of the Year1991
Harvey Angell af Diana HendryChildren's Book1991
Alma Cogan af Gordon BurnFirst Novel1991
The Queen of the Tambourine af Jane GardamNovel1991
Gorse Fires af Michael LongleyPoetry1991
A. A. Milne: His Life af Ann ThwaiteBiography1990
Hopeful Monsters af Nicholas MosleyBook of the Year1990
AK af Peter DickinsonChildren's Book1990
En forstadsbuddha af Hanif KureishiFirst Novel1990
Hopeful Monsters af Nicholas MosleyNovel1990
Daddy, Daddy af Paul DurcanPoetry1990
Coleridge: Early Visions, 1772-1804 af Richard HolmesBiography1989
Coleridge: Early Visions, 1772-1804 af Richard HolmesBook of the Year1989
Why Weeps the Brogan? af Hugh ScottChildren's Book1989
Gerontius af James Hamilton-PatersonFirst Novel1989
The Chymical Wedding af Lindsay ClarkeNovel1989
Shibboleth af Michael DonaghyPoetry1989
Tolstoy af A. N. WilsonBiography1988
The Comforts of Madness af Paul SayerBook of the Year1988
Awaiting Developments af Judy AllenChildren's Book1988
The Comforts of Madness af Paul SayerFirst Novel1988
De sataniske vers af Salman RushdieNovel1988
The Automatic Oracle (Oxford Paperbacks) af Peter PorterPoetry1988
Enhjørningen af Christopher NolanBiography1987
Enhjørningen af Christopher NolanBook of the Year1987
A Little Lower Than the Angels af Geraldine McCaughreanChildren's Book1987
The Other Garden af Francis WyndhamFirst Novel1987
The Child in Time af Ian McEwanNovel1987
The Haw Lantern af Seamus HeaneyPoetry1987
Gilbert White af Richard MabeyBiography1986
Kunstner i den flydende verden af Kazuo IshiguroBook of the Year1986
The Coal House af Andrew TaylorChildren's Book1986
Continent af Jim CraceFirst Novel1986
Kunstner i den flydende verden af Kazuo IshiguroNovel1986
Stet af Peter ReadingPoetry1986
Hugh Dalton: A Life af Ben PimlottBiography1985
Elegies af Douglas DunnBook of the Year1985
The Nature of the Beast af Janni HowkerChildren's Book1985
Der er andre frugter end appelsiner af Jeanette WintersonFirst Novel1985
Hawksmoor af Peter AckroydNovel1985
Elegies af Douglas DunnPoetry1985
T.S. Eliot: A Life af Peter AckroydBiography1984
The Queen of the Pharisees' Children af Barbara WillardChildren's Book1984
A Parish of Rich Women af James BuchanFirst Novel1984
Kruger's Alp af Christopher HopeNovel1984
Vita: The Life of V. Sackville-West af Victoria GlendinningBiography1983
King George V af Kenneth RoseBiography1983
Heksene af Roald DahlChildren's Book1983
Flying to nowhere af John FullerFirst Novel1983
Fools of Fortune af William TrevorNovel1983
Bismarck af Edward CrankshawBiography1982
The Song of Pentecost af W. J. CorbettChildren's Book1982
On the Black Hill af Bruce ChatwinFirst Novel1982
Young Shoulders af John WainNovel1982
Monty: The Making of a General : 1887-1942 af Nigel HamiltonBiography1981
The Hollow Land af Jane GardamChildren's Book1981
A Good Man in Africa af William BoydFirst Novel1981
Silver's City af Maurice LeitchNovel1981
On the Edge of Paradise: A.C.Benson the Diarist af David NewsomeBiography1980
John Diamond af Leon GarfieldChildren's Book1980
How Far Can You Go? af David LodgeNovel1980
About Time: An Aspect of Autobiography af Penelope MortimerBiography1979
Tulku af Peter DickinsonChildren's Book1979
The Old Jest af Jennifer JohnstonNovel1979
Lloyd George: The People's Champion 1902-1911 af John GriggBiography1978
Bubble and Squeak af Philippa PearceChildren's Book1978
Picture Palace af Paul TherouxNovel1978
Mary Curzon af Nigel NicolsonBiography1977
No End to Yesterday af Shelagh MacdonaldChildren's Book1977
Injury Time af Beryl BainbridgeNovel1977
Elizabeth Gaskell: A Biography af Winifred GerinBiography1976
A Stitch in Time af Penelope LivelyChildren's Book1976
The Children of Dynmouth af William TrevorNovel1976
In our infancy : an autobiography af Helen CorkeBiography1975
Improbable Puritan: Life of Bulstrode Whitelocke, 1605-75 af Ruth SpaldingFirst Book1975
Docherty af William McIlvanneyNovel1975
Poor Dear Brendan: Quest for Brendan Bracken af Andrew BoyleBiography1974
How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen af Russell HobanChildren's Book1974
The Emperor's Winding Sheet af Jill Paton WalshChildren's Book1974
The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft af Claire TomalinFirst Book1974
The Sacred and Profane Love Machine af Iris MurdochNovel1974
CB: A life of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman af John WilsonBiography1973
The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast af William PlomerChildren's Book1973
The Chip-chip Gatherers af Shiva NaipaulNovel1973
Anthony Trollope af James Pope-HennessyBiography1972
The Diddakoi af Rumer GoddenChildren's Book1972
The Bird of Night af Susan HillNovel1972
Henrik Ibsen: The Making of a Dramatist 1828-1864 af Michael Leverson MeyerBiography1971
The Destiny Waltz af Gerda CharlesNovel1971
Mercian Hymns af Geoffrey HillPoetry1971

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From 1971 to 2021 the Costa Book award was one of the most prestigious and popular literary prizes in the UK and recognised some of the most enjoyable books of the year by writers based in the UK and Ireland. The Costa Book Awards is unique in many ways, not least in having five categories: First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children's Book. The winner in each category receives £5,000. One of these five books is selected as the overall winner of the Book of the Year and receives a further £25,000, making a total prize fund of £50,000. It is the only prize which places children's books alongside adult books in this way.


The Costa Book Awards started life in 1971 as the Whitbread Literary Awards. From 1985 they were known as the Whitbread Book Awards until 2006, when Costa Coffee took over ownership - the year that both Costa and the Book Awards celebrated their 35th anniversary. Since 1971, the awards have rewarded a wide range of excellent books and authors across all genres.


Since the introduction of the overall Book of the Year Award in 1985, it has been won seven times by a novel, three times by a first novel, five times by a biography, five times by a collection of poetry and once by a children's book. The 2021 Costa Book Awards held in February 2022 was our 50th and final awards.

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