Costa Book AwardsBiography

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Outros Nomes: Whitbread Book Awards (1971-2005; Inglês), Costa Book of the Year (Inglês), Whitbread Award (Inglês), Whitbread Book of the Year (Inglês), , Whitbread first novel prize (Inglês)
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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 mostrar mais 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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Stages:
Todos, Winner (400), Shortlist (647)
Categorias:
Todos, Biografia (131), Book of the Year (12), Children's Book (129), First Book (2), First Novel (124), Romance (136), Poesia (115), No Category (10)
Anos:
Todos, 2021 (4), 2020 (4), 2019 (4), 2018 (4), 2017 (4), 2016 (4), 2015 (4), 2014 (4), 2013 (4), 2012 (4), 2011 (4), 2010 (3), 2009 (4), 2008 (4), 2007 (4), 2006 (4), 2005 (4), 2004 (4), 2003 (4), 2002 (4), 2001 (4), 2000 (4), 1999 (3), 1998 (3), 1997 (5), 1996 (4), 1995 (4), 1994 (1), 1993 (1), 1992 (1), 1991 (1), 1990 (1), 1989 (1), 1988 (1), 1987 (1), 1986 (1), 1985 (1), 1984 (1), 1983 (2), 1982 (1), 1981 (1), 1980 (1), 1979 (1), 1978 (1), 1977 (1), 1976 (1), 1975 (1), 1974 (1), 1973 (1), 1972 (1), 1971 (1)

Winner 78

ObraAno
Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell por John Preston2021
The Louder I Will Sing por Lee Lawrence2020
The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz por Jack Fairweather2019
The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found por Bart Van Es2018
In the Days of Rain por Rebecca Stott2017
Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory por Keggie Carew2016
The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science por Andrea Wulf2015
H Is for Hawk por Helen Macdonald2014
The Pike por Lucy Hughes-Hallett2013
Dotter of her Father's Eyes por Mary M. Talbot2012
Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas por Matthew Hollis2011
A Lebre de Olhos de Âmbar por Edmund De Waal2010
The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom por Graham Farmelo2009
Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir por Diana Athill2008
Young Stalin por Simon Sebag Montefiore2007
Keeping Mum: A Wartime Childhood por Brian Thompson2006
Haw-Haw: The Tragedy of William and Margaret Joyce por Nigel Farndale2005
Nature Cure por Richard Mabey2005
Stuart: A Life Backwards por Alexander Masters2005
Matisse the Master: A Life of Henri Matisse: The Conquest of Colour: 1909-1954 por Hilary Spurling2005
Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart por John Guy2004
Jabez: The Rise and Fall of a Victorian Rogue por David McKie2004
Stephen Spender: A Literary Life por John Sutherland2004
V. S. Pritchett: A Working Life por Jeremy Treglown2004
The Iron Lady por John Campbell2003
Martha Gellhorn: A Life por Caroline Moorehead2003
Orwell: The Life por D. J. Taylor2003
Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith por Andrew Wilson2003
Anthony Blunt: His Lives por Miranda Carter2002
Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA por Brenda Maddox2002
The Real Mrs. Miniver por Ysenda Maxtone-Graham2002
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self por Claire Tomalin2002
Vermeer: A View of Delft por Anthony Bailey2001
Boswell's Presumptuous Task: The Making of the Life of Dr. Johnson por Adam Sisman2001
Selkirk's Island: The True and Strange Adventures of the Real Robinson Crusoe por Diana Souhami2001
Flaubert: A Life por Geoffrey Wall2001
Fanny Burney: A Biography por Claire Harman2000
John Ruskin: The Later Years por Tim Hilton2000
Hitler: 1936-1945: Nemesis por Ian Kershaw2000
Bad Blood: A Memoir por Lorna Sage2000
Berlioz: Volume Two: Servitude and Greatness, 1832-1869 por David Cairns1999
Bruce Chatwin por Nicholas Shakespeare1999
The Unknown Matisse por Hilary Spurling1999
Elegy for Iris por John Bayley1998
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire por Amanda Foreman1998
Hitler: 1889-1936: Hubris por Ian Kershaw1998
Violet: The Life and Loves of Violet Gordon Woodhouse por Jessica Douglas-Home1997
Victor Hugo: A Biography por Graham Robb1997
The Queen of Whale Cay: The Eccentric Story of 'Joe' Carstairs, Fastest Woman on Water por Kate Summerscale1997
Citizen Lord: The Life of Edward Fitzgerald, Irish Revolutionary por Stella Tillyard1997
Hogarth : a life and a world por Jenny Uglow1997
Thomas Cranmer: A Life por Diarmaid MacCulloch1996
Gladstone por Roy Jenkins1995
D.H. Lawrence: The Story of a Marriage por Brenda Maddox1994
Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life por Andrew Motion1993
Anthony Trollope por Victoria Glendinning1992
A Life of Picasso, Volume 1: 1881-1906 por John Richardson1991
A. A. Milne: His Life por Ann Thwaite1990
Coleridge: Early Visions, 1772-1804 por Richard Holmes1989
Tolstoy por A. N. Wilson1988
Under the Eye of the Clock por Christopher Nolan1987
Gilbert White por Richard Mabey1986
Hugh Dalton: A Life por Ben Pimlott1985
T.S. Eliot: A Life por Peter Ackroyd1984
Vita: The Life of V. Sackville-West por Victoria Glendinning1983
King George V por Kenneth Rose1983
Bismarck por Edward Crankshaw1982
Monty: The Making of a General : 1887-1942 por Nigel Hamilton1981
On the Edge of Paradise: A.C.Benson the Diarist por David Newsome1980
About Time: An Aspect of Autobiography por Penelope Mortimer1979
Lloyd George: The People's Champion 1902-1911 por John Grigg1978
Mary Curzon por Nigel Nicolson1977
Elizabeth Gaskell: A Biography por Winifred Gerin1976
In our infancy : an autobiography por Helen Corke1975
Poor Dear Brendan: Quest for Brendan Bracken por Andrew Boyle1974
CB: A life of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman por John Wilson1973
Anthony Trollope por James Pope-Hennessy1972
Henrik Ibsen: The Making of a Dramatist 1828-1864 por Michael Leverson Meyer1971

Shortlist 131

ObraAno
Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell por John Preston2021
Consumed: A Sister's Story por Arifa Akbar2021
The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest por Ed Caesar2021
Free: Coming of Age at the End of History por Lea Ypi2021
The Louder I Will Sing por Lee Lawrence2020
The Man in the Red Coat por Julian Barnes2020
Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss por Rachel Clarke2020
Ghost Town: A Liverpool Shadowplay por Jeff Young2020
The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz por Jack Fairweather2019
On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons por Laura Cumming2019
In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin por Lindsey Hilsum2019
The Making of Poetry por Adam Nicolson2019
The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found por Bart Van Es2018
To Throw Away Unopened: A Memoir por Viv Albertine2018
The Salt Path por Raynor Winn2018
The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography por Benjamin Zephaniah2018
In the Days of Rain por Rebecca Stott2017
Once Upon A Time in the East: A Story of Growing up por Xiaolu Guo2017
A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini por Caroline Moorehead2017
Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table por Stephen Westaby2017
Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory por Keggie Carew2016
Elizabeth: The Later Years por John Guy2016
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between por Hisham Matar2016
I'm Not with the Band: A Writer's Life Lost in Music por Sylvia Patterson2016
The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science por Andrea Wulf2015
The story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the secret history of Wonderland por Robert Douglas-Fairhurst2015
The House by the Lake: One House, Five Families, and a Hundred Years of German History por Thomas Harding2015
John Aubrey: my own life por Ruth Scurr2015
H Is for Hawk por Helen Macdonald2014
Roy Jenkins: A Well-Rounded Life por John Campbell2014
The Iceberg por Marion Coutts2014
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery por Henry Marsh2014
The Pike por Lucy Hughes-Hallett2013
Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins por Gavin Francis2013
Hanns and Rudolf: The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz por Thomas Harding2013
The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking por Olivia Laing2013
Dotter of her Father's Eyes por Mary M. Talbot2012
Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure por Artemis Cooper2012
The Crocodile by the Door: The Story of a House, a Farm and a Family por Selina Guinness2012
Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household por Kate Hubbard2012
Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas por Matthew Hollis2011
Thin Paths: Journeys in and around an Italian Mountain Village por Julia Blackburn2011
Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story por Patrick Cockburn2011
Charles Dickens: A Life por Claire Tomalin2011
A Lebre de Olhos de Âmbar por Edmund De Waal2010
How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer por Sarah Bakewell2010
My Father's Fortune: A Life por Michael Frayn2010
The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom por Graham Farmelo2009
The Music Room por William Fiennes2009
Coda por Simon Gray2009
Dancing to the Precipice: The Life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, Eyewitness to an Era por Caroline Moorehead2009
Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir por Diana Athill2008
Bloomsbury Ballerina: Lydia Lopokova, Imperial Dancer and Mrs John Maynard Keynes por Judith Mackrell2008
The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton por Sathnam Sanghera2008
Chagall: A Biography por Jackie Wullschlager2008
Young Stalin por Simon Sebag Montefiore2007
Nureyev: The Life por Julie Kavanagh2007
Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal por Ben Macintyre2007
Fatty Batter: How Cricket Saved My Life (And Then Ruined It) por Michael Simkins2007
Keeping Mum: A Wartime Childhood por Brian Thompson2006
George Mackay Brown: The Life por Maggie Fergusson2006
John Donne: The Reformed Soul: A Biography por John Stubbs2006
Nabeel's Song: A Family Story of Survival in Iraq por Jo Tatchell2006
Haw-Haw: The Tragedy of William and Margaret Joyce por Nigel Farndale2005
Nature Cure por Richard Mabey2005
Stuart: A Life Backwards por Alexander Masters2005
Matisse the Master: A Life of Henri Matisse: The Conquest of Colour: 1909-1954 por Hilary Spurling2005
Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart por John Guy2004
Jabez: The Rise and Fall of a Victorian Rogue por David McKie2004
Stephen Spender: A Literary Life por John Sutherland2004
V. S. Pritchett: A Working Life por Jeremy Treglown2004
The Iron Lady por John Campbell2003
Martha Gellhorn: A Life por Caroline Moorehead2003
Orwell: The Life por D. J. Taylor2003
Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith por Andrew Wilson2003
Anthony Blunt: His Lives por Miranda Carter2002
Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA por Brenda Maddox2002
The Real Mrs. Miniver por Ysenda Maxtone-Graham2002
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self por Claire Tomalin2002
Vermeer: A View of Delft por Anthony Bailey2001
Boswell's Presumptuous Task: The Making of the Life of Dr. Johnson por Adam Sisman2001
Selkirk's Island: The True and Strange Adventures of the Real Robinson Crusoe por Diana Souhami2001
Flaubert: A Life por Geoffrey Wall2001
Fanny Burney: A Biography por Claire Harman2000
John Ruskin: The Later Years por Tim Hilton2000
Hitler: 1936-1945: Nemesis por Ian Kershaw2000
Bad Blood: A Memoir por Lorna Sage2000
Berlioz: Volume Two: Servitude and Greatness, 1832-1869 por David Cairns1999
Bruce Chatwin por Nicholas Shakespeare1999
The Unknown Matisse por Hilary Spurling1999
Elegy for Iris por John Bayley1998
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire por Amanda Foreman1998
Hitler: 1889-1936: Hubris por Ian Kershaw1998
Violet: The Life and Loves of Violet Gordon Woodhouse por Jessica Douglas-Home1997
Victor Hugo: A Biography por Graham Robb1997
The Queen of Whale Cay: The Eccentric Story of 'Joe' Carstairs, Fastest Woman on Water por Kate Summerscale1997
Citizen Lord: The Life of Edward Fitzgerald, Irish Revolutionary por Stella Tillyard1997
Hogarth : a life and a world por Jenny Uglow1997
Thomas Cranmer: A Life por Diarmaid MacCulloch1996
George Eliot: A Life por Rosemary Ashton1996
The Unruly Queen por Flora Fraser1996
Damned to Fame: The Life of Samuel Beckett por James Knowlson1996
Gladstone por Roy Jenkins1995
Vera Brittain: A Life por Paul Berry1995
Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth por Gitta Sereny1995
Terence Rattigan por Geoffrey Wansell1995
D.H. Lawrence: The Story of a Marriage por Brenda Maddox1994
Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life por Andrew Motion1993
Anthony Trollope por Victoria Glendinning1992
A Life of Picasso, Volume 1: 1881-1906 por John Richardson1991
A. A. Milne: His Life por Ann Thwaite1990
Coleridge: Early Visions, 1772-1804 por Richard Holmes1989
Tolstoy por A. N. Wilson1988
Under the Eye of the Clock por Christopher Nolan1987
Gilbert White por Richard Mabey1986
Hugh Dalton: A Life por Ben Pimlott1985
T.S. Eliot: A Life por Peter Ackroyd1984
Vita: The Life of V. Sackville-West por Victoria Glendinning1983
King George V por Kenneth Rose1983
Bismarck por Edward Crankshaw1982
Monty: The Making of a General : 1887-1942 por Nigel Hamilton1981
On the Edge of Paradise: A.C.Benson the Diarist por David Newsome1980
About Time: An Aspect of Autobiography por Penelope Mortimer1979
Lloyd George: The People's Champion 1902-1911 por John Grigg1978
Mary Curzon por Nigel Nicolson1977
Elizabeth Gaskell: A Biography por Winifred Gerin1976
In our infancy : an autobiography por Helen Corke1975
Poor Dear Brendan: Quest for Brendan Bracken por Andrew Boyle1974
CB: A life of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman por John Wilson1973
Anthony Trollope por James Pope-Hennessy1972
Henrik Ibsen: The Making of a Dramatist 1828-1864 por Michael Leverson Meyer1971

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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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