Costa Book Awards Winner Announced

Costa has announced its book of the year!

Kate Atkinson has been pipped to the post by début author and mental health nurse Nathan Filer with his book, The Shock of the Fall. Chair of the final judges, Rose Tremain CBE, said: ‘This book stood out in a very good list. The voice in which the author has chosen to tell his story is perfectly aligned with the subject matter and very well sustained to the end.’

Costa Book Awards

Costa Coffee has announced its category winners for its Book Awards 2013. The overall Book of the Year Award will be announced on the 28th January 2014.

The Costa Children’s Book Award: Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell

 

 

 

 

 

The Costa Poetry Award: Drysalter by Michael Symmons Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Costa Biography Award:The Pike by Lucy Hughes-Hallet

 

 

 

 

The Costa First Novel Award: The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

 

 

 

 

The Costa Novel Award: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

 

 

 

 

 

Should Kate Atkinson’s book be announced as the book of the year, it will be the first time a woman has won the main award twice. Good luck to all!