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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 and

mostrar mais 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. mostrar menos

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Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell por John PrestonBiography2021
Consumed: A Sister's Story por Arifa AkbarBiography2021
The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest por Ed CaesarBiography2021
Free: Coming of Age at the End of History por Lea YpiBiography2021
The Crossing por Manjeet MannChildren's Book2021
Maggie Blue and the Dark World por Anna GoodallChildren's Book2021
The Midnight Guardians por Ross MontgomeryChildren's Book2021
The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh por Helen RutterChildren's Book2021
Open Water por Caleb Azumah NelsonFirst Novel2021
The Manningtree Witches por A. K. BlakemoreFirst Novel2021
Fault Lines por Emily ItamiFirst Novel2021
The Stranding por Kate SawyerFirst Novel2021
Unsettled Ground por Claire FullerNovel2021
The High House por Jessie GreengrassNovel2021
The Fortune Men por Nadifa MohamedNovel2021
The Island of Missing Trees por Elif ShafakNovel2021
The Kids por Hannah LowePoetry2021
All The Names Given por Raymond AntrobusPoetry2021
A Blood Condition por Kayo ChingonyiPoetry2021
Eat or We Both Starve por Victoria KennefickPoetry2021
The Louder I Will Sing por Lee LawrenceBiography2020
The Man in the Red Coat por Julian BarnesBiography2020
Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss por Rachel ClarkeBiography2020
Ghost Town: A Liverpool Shadowplay por Jeff YoungBiography2020
Voyage of the Sparrowhawk por Natasha FarrantChildren's Book2020
Wranglestone por Darren CharltonChildren's Book2020
The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates por Jenny PearsonChildren's Book2020
The Great Godden por Meg RosoffChildren's Book2020
Love After Love por Ingrid PersaudFirst Novel2020
Big Girl, Small Town por Michelle GallenFirst Novel2020
The Family Tree por Sairish HussainFirst Novel2020
All the Water in the World por Karen RaneyFirst Novel2020
The Mermaid of Black Conch por Monique RoffeyNovel2020
Piranesi por Susanna ClarkeNovel2020
Peace Talks por Tim FinchNovel2020
The Less Dead por Denise MinaNovel2020
The Historians: Poems por Eavan BolandPoetry2020
The Air Year por Caroline BirdPoetry2020
My Darling from the Lions por Rachel LongPoetry2020
Citadel por Martha SpracklandPoetry2020
The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz por Jack FairweatherBiography2019
On Chapel Sands: My Mother and Other Missing Persons por Laura CummingBiography2019
In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin por Lindsey HilsumBiography2019
The Making of Poetry por Adam NicolsonBiography2019
Asha & the Spirit Bird por Jasbinder BilanChildren's Book2019
Crossfire por Malorie BlackmanChildren's Book2019
In the Shadow of Heroes por Nicholas BowlingChildren's Book2019
Furious Thing por Jenny DownhamChildren's Book2019
The Confessions of Frannie Langton por Sara CollinsFirst Novel2019
Diary of a Somebody por Brian BilstonFirst Novel2019
Queenie por Candice Carty-WilliamsFirst Novel2019
The Other Half of Augusta Hope por Joanna GlenFirst Novel2019
Middle England por Jonathan CoeNovel2019
Starling Days por Rowan Hisayo BuchananNovel2019
Confession With Blue Horses por Sophie HardachNovel2019
Shadowplay por Joseph O'ConnorNovel2019
Flèche por Mary Jean ChanPoetry2019
Surge por Jay BernardPoetry2019
The Mizzy por Paul FarleyPoetry2019
Reckless Paper Birds por John McCulloughPoetry2019
The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found por Bart Van EsBiography2018
To Throw Away Unopened: A Memoir por Viv AlbertineBiography2018
The Salt Path por Raynor WinnBiography2018
The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah: The Autobiography por Benjamin ZephaniahBiography2018
The Skylarks' War por Hilary McKayChildren's Book2018
The Color of the Sun por David AlmondChildren's Book2018
Orphan Monster Spy por Matt KilleenChildren's Book2018
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle por Stuart TurtonFirst Novel2018
Pieces of Me por Natalie HartFirst Novel2018
An Unremarkable Body por Elisa LodatoFirst Novel2018
Meet Me at the Museum por Anne YoungsonFirst Novel2018
Normal People por Sally RooneyNovel2018
The Silence of the Girls por Pat BarkerNovel2018
The Italian Teacher por Tom RachmanNovel2018
From a Low and Quiet Sea por Donal RyanNovel2018
Assurances por Jo MorganPoetry2018
Us por Zaffar KunialPoetry2018
Soho (Faber Poetry) por Richard ScottPoetry2018
Three Poems por Hannah SullivanPoetry2018
In the Days of Rain por Rebecca StottBiography2017
Once Upon A Time in the East: A Story of Growing up por Xiaolu GuoBiography2017
A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Rossellis and the Fight Against Mussolini por Caroline MooreheadBiography2017
Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table por Stephen WestabyBiography2017
The Explorer por Katherine RundellChildren's Book2017
Moonrise por Sarah CrossanChildren's Book2017
Wed Wabbit por Lissa EvansChildren's Book2017
The Island at the End of Everything por Kiran Millwood HargraveChildren's Book2017
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine por Gail HoneymanFirst Novel2017
The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times por Xan BrooksFirst Novel2017
Montpelier Parade por Karl GearyFirst Novel2017
The Haunting of Henry Twist por Rebecca F JohnFirst Novel2017
Reservoir 13 por Jon McGregorNovel2017
Under a Pole Star por Stef PenneyNovel2017
Home Fire por Kamila ShamsieNovel2017
Tin Man por Sarah WinmanNovel2017
Inside the Wave por Helen DunmorePoetry2017
Kumukanda por Kayo ChingonyiPoetry2017
On balance por Sinéad MorrisseyPoetry2017
Useful Verses por Richard OsmondPoetry2017
Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory por Keggie CarewBiography2016
Elizabeth: The Later Years por John GuyBiography2016
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between por Hisham MatarBiography2016
I'm Not with the Band: A Writer's Life Lost in Music por Sylvia PattersonBiography2016
The Bombs That Brought Us Together por Brian ConaghanChildren's Book2016
Orangeboy por Patrice LawrenceChildren's Book2016
The Monstrous Child por Francesca SimonChildren's Book2016
Time Travelling with a Hamster por Ross WelfordChildren's Book2016
Golden Hill por Francis SpuffordFirst Novel2016
The Good Guy por Susan BealeFirst Novel2016
My Name Is Leon por Kit de WaalFirst Novel2016
The Words in My Hand por Guinevere GlasfurdFirst Novel2016
Days without End por Sebastian BarryNovel2016
This Must Be the Place por Maggie O'FarrellNovel2016
The Essex Serpent por Sarah PerryNovel2016
The Gustav Sonata por Rose TremainNovel2016
Falling awake por Alice OswaldPoetry2016
Say Something Back por Denise RileyPoetry2016
Let Them Eat Chaos por Kae TempestPoetry2016
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World por Andrea WulfBiography2015
The story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the secret history of Wonderland por Robert Douglas-FairhurstBiography2015
The House by the Lake por Thomas HardingBiography2015
John Aubrey: my own life por Ruth ScurrBiography2015
The Lie Tree por Frances HardingeChildren's Book2015
Sophie Someone por Hayley LongChildren's Book2015
An Island of Our Own por Sally NichollsChildren's Book2015
Friends for Life por Andrew NorrissChildren's Book2015
The Loney por Andrew Michael HurleyFirst Novel2015
Spill Simmer Falter Wither por Sara BaumeFirst Novel2015
The Girl in the Red Coat por Kate HamerFirst Novel2015
Things We Have in Common por Tasha KavanaghFirst Novel2015
A God in Ruins por Kate AtkinsonNovel2015
The Green Road por Anne EnrightNovel2015
A Place Called Winter por Patrick GaleNovel2015
At Hawthorn Time por Melissa HarrisonNovel2015
40 Sonnets por Don PatersonPoetry2015
Physical por Andrew McMillanPoetry2015
H Is for Hawk por Helen MacdonaldBiography2014
Roy Jenkins: A Well-Rounded Life por John CampbellBiography2014
The Iceberg por Marion CouttsBiography2014
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery por Henry MarshBiography2014
Five Children on the Western Front por Kate SaundersChildren's Book2014
Listen to the Moon por Michael MorpurgoChildren's Book2014
The Ghosts of Heaven por Marcus SedgwickChildren's Book2014
Elizabeth Is Missing por Emma HealeyFirst Novel2014
A Song for Issy Bradley por Carys BrayFirst Novel2014
Academy Street por Mary CostelloFirst Novel2014
Chop Chop por Simon WroeFirst Novel2014
How to Be Both por Ali SmithNovel2014
The Lives of Others por Neel MukherjeeNovel2014
House of Ashes por Monique RoffeyNovel2014
Nora Webster por Colm TóibínNovel2014
My Family and Other Superheroes por Jonathan EdwardsPoetry2014
The Whole & Rain-domed Universe por Colette BrycePoetry2014
A Double Sorrow: Troilus and Criseyde por Lavinia GreenlawPoetry2014
The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion por Kei MillerPoetry2014
The Pike por Lucy Hughes-HallettBiography2013
Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins por Gavin FrancisBiography2013
Hanns and Rudolf: The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz por Thomas HardingBiography2013
The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking por Olivia LaingBiography2013
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse por Chris RiddellChildren's Book2013
Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door por Ross MontgomeryChildren's Book2013
The Hanged Man Rises por Sarah NaughtonChildren's Book2013
Rose Under Fire por Elizabeth WeinChildren's Book2013
O choque da queda por Nathan FilerFirst Novel2013
Idiopathy por Sam ByersFirst Novel2013
Meeting the English por Kate ClanchyFirst Novel2013
Marriage Material por Sathnam SangheraFirst Novel2013
Life After Life por Kate AtkinsonNovel2013
Unexpected Lessons in Love por Bernardine BishopNovel2013
Instructions for a Heatwave por Maggie O'FarrellNovel2013
All the Birds, Singing por Evie WyldNovel2013
Drysalter por Michael Symmons RobertsPoetry2013
Division Street por Helen MortPoetry2013
Hill of Doors por Robin RobertsonPoetry2013
Dotter of her Father's Eyes por Mary M. TalbotBiography2012
Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure por Artemis CooperBiography2012
The Crocodile by the Door: The Story of a House, a Farm and a Family por Selina GuinnessBiography2012
Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household por Kate HubbardBiography2012
Maggot Moon por Sally GardnerChildren's Book2012
The Seeing por Diana HendryChildren's Book2012
What's Up with Jody Barton? por Hayley LongChildren's Book2012
A Boy and a Bear in a Boat por Dave SheltonChildren's Book2012
The Innocents por Francesca SegalFirst Novel2012
The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder por J. W. IronmongerFirst Novel2012
Snake Ropes por Jess RichardsFirst Novel2012
The Bellwether Revivals por Benjamin WoodFirst Novel2012
Bring Up the Bodies por Hilary MantelNovel2012
Life! Death! Prizes! por Stephen MayNovel2012
The Heart Broke In por James MeekNovel2012
Days of the Bagnold Summer por Joff WinterhartNovel2012
The Overhaul por Kathleen JamiePoetry2012
Bee Journal por Sean BorodalePoetry2012
The World's Two Smallest Humans por Julia CopusPoetry2012
People Who Like Meatballs por Selima HillPoetry2012
Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas por Matthew HollisBiography2011
Thin Paths: Journeys in and around an Italian Mountain Village por Julia BlackburnBiography2011
Henry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story por Patrick CockburnBiography2011
Charles Dickens: A Life por Claire TomalinBiography2011
Blood Red Road por Moira YoungChildren's Book2011
Flip por Martyn BedfordChildren's Book2011
The Unforgotten Coat por Frank Cottrell BoyceChildren's Book2011
Small Change for Stuart por Lissa EvansChildren's Book2011
Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away por Christie WatsonFirst Novel2011
City of Bohane por Kevin BarryFirst Novel2011
The Last Hundred Days por Patrick McGuinnessFirst Novel2011
Pao por Kerry YoungFirst Novel2011
Pure por Andrew MillerNovel2011
The Sense of an Ending por Julian BarnesNovel2011
A Summer of Drowning por John BurnsideNovel2011
My Dear I Wanted to Tell You por Louisa YoungNovel2011
The Bees por Carol Ann DuffyPoetry2011
Night por David HarsentPoetry2011
Fiere por Jackie KayPoetry2011
November por Sean O'BrienPoetry2011
A Lebre de Olhos de Âmbar por Edmund De WaalBiography2010
How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer por Sarah BakewellBiography2010
My Father's Fortune: A Life por Michael FraynBiography2010
Out of Shadows por Jason WallaceChildren's Book2010
Flyaway por Lucy ChristopherChildren's Book2010
Annexed por Sharon DogarChildren's Book2010
The Ring of Solomon por Jonathan StroudChildren's Book2010
Witness the Night por Kishwar DesaiFirst Novel2010
Coconut Unlimited por Nikesh ShuklaFirst Novel2010
The Temple-goers por Aatish TaseerFirst Novel2010
Not Quite White por Simon ThirskFirst Novel2010
The Hand That First Held Mine por Maggie O'FarrellNovel2010
Whatever You Love por Louise DoughtyNovel2010
The Blasphemer por Nigel FarndaleNovel2010
Skippy Dies por Paul MurrayNovel2010
Of Mutability por Jo ShapcottPoetry2010
Standard Midland por Roy FisherPoetry2010
The Wrecking Light por Robin RobertsonPoetry2010
New Light for the Old Dark por Sam WillettsPoetry2010
The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom por Graham FarmeloBiography2009
The Music Room por William FiennesBiography2009
Coda por Simon GrayBiography2009
Dancing to the Precipice: The Life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, Eyewitness to an Era por Caroline MooreheadBiography2009
The Ask and the Answer por Patrick NessChildren's Book2009
Solace of the Road por Siobhán DowdChildren's Book2009
Troubadour por Mary HoffmanChildren's Book2009
Guantanamo Boy por Anna PereraChildren's Book2009
Beauty por Raphael SelbourneFirst Novel2009
The Finest Type of English Womanhood por Rachel HeathFirst Novel2009
John the Revelator por Peter MurphyFirst Novel2009
The Girl with Glass Feet por Ali ShawFirst Novel2009
Brooklyn por Colm TóibínNovel2009
Family Album por Penelope LivelyNovel2009
Wolf Hall por Hilary MantelNovel2009
The Elephant Keeper por Christopher NicholsonNovel2009
A Scattering por Christopher ReidPoetry2009
Angels Over Elsinore: Collected Verse 2003-2008 por Clive JamesPoetry2009
One Eye'd Leigh por Katharine KilaleaPoetry2009
Darwin: A Life in Poems por Ruth PadelPoetry2009
Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir por Diana AthillBiography2008
Bloomsbury Ballerina: Lydia Lopokova, Imperial Dancer and Mrs John Maynard Keynes por Judith MackrellBiography2008
The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton por Sathnam SangheraBiography2008
Chagall: A Biography por Jackie WullschlagerBiography2008
Just Henry por Michelle MagorianChildren's Book2008
Ostrich Boys por Keith GrayChildren's Book2008
The Carbon Diaries 2015 por Saci LloydChildren's Book2008
Broken Soup por Jenny ValentineChildren's Book2008
The Outcast por Sadie JonesFirst Novel2008
The Behaviour of Moths por Poppy AdamsFirst Novel2008
Inside the Whale por Jennie RooneyFirst Novel2008
Child 44 por Tom Rob SmithFirst Novel2008
The Secret Scripture por Sebastian BarryNovel2008
A Partisan's Daughter por Louis de BernièresNovel2008
The Other Hand por Chris CleaveNovel2008
Trauma por Patrick McGrathNovel2008
The Broken Word por Adam FouldsPoetry2008
For All We Know por Ciaran CarsonPoetry2008
Sunday at the Skin Launderette por Kathryn SimmondsPoetry2008
Salvation Jane por Greta StoddartPoetry2008
Young Stalin por Simon Sebag MontefioreBiography2007
Nureyev: The Life por Julie KavanaghBiography2007
Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal por Ben MacintyreBiography2007
Fatty Batter: How Cricket Saved My Life (And Then Ruined It) por Michael SimkinsBiography2007
The Bower Bird por Ann KelleyChildren's Book2007
Crusade por Elizabeth LairdChildren's Book2007
What I Was por Meg RosoffChildren's Book2007
Blood Red, Snow White por Marcus SedgwickChildren's Book2007
What Was Lost por Catherine O'FlynnFirst Novel2007
A Golden Age por Tahmima AnamFirst Novel2007
Gifted por Nikita LalwaniFirst Novel2007
Mosquito por Roma TearneFirst Novel2007
Day por A. L. KennedyNovel2007
Skin Lane por Neil BartlettNovel2007
Death of a Murderer por Rupert ThomsonNovel2007
The Road Home por Rose TremainNovel2007
Tilt por Jean SpracklandPoetry2007
The Speed of Dark por Ian DuhigPoetry2007
The Space of Joy por John FullerPoetry2007
Look We Have Coming to Dover! por Daljit NagraPoetry2007
Keeping Mum: A Wartime Childhood por Brian ThompsonBiography2006
George Mackay Brown: The Life por Maggie FergussonBiography2006
John Donne: The Reformed Soul: A Biography por John StubbsBiography2006
Nabeel's Song: A Family Story of Survival in Iraq por Jo TatchellBiography2006
Set in Stone por Linda NewberyChildren's Book2006
Clay por David AlmondChildren's Book2006
The Diamond of Drury Lane por Julia GoldingChildren's Book2006
Just in Case por Meg RosoffChildren's Book2006
The Tenderness of Wolves por Stef PenneyFirst Novel2006
The Meaning of Night por Michael CoxFirst Novel2006
Cloth Girl por Marilyn Heward MillsFirst Novel2006
The Amnesia Clinic por James ScudamoreFirst Novel2006
Restless por William BoydNovel2006
Saving Caravaggio por Neil GriffithsNovel2006
A Spot of Bother por Mark HaddonNovel2006
Black Swan Green por David MitchellNovel2006
Letter to Patience por John HaynesPoetry2006
The Book of Blood por Vicki FeaverPoetry2006
District and Circle por Seamus HeaneyPoetry2006
Dear Room por Hugo WilliamsPoetry2006
Haw-Haw: The Tragedy of William and Margaret Joyce por Nigel FarndaleBiography2005
Nature Cure por Richard MabeyBiography2005
Stuart: A Life Backwards por Alexander MastersBiography2005
Matisse the Master: A Life of Henri Matisse: The Conquest of Colour: 1909-1954 por Hilary SpurlingBiography2005
Framed por Frank Cottrell BoyceChildren's Book2005
The White Darkness por Geraldine McCaughreanChildren's Book2005
Permanent Rose por Hilary McKayChildren's Book2005
The New Policeman por Kate ThompsonChildren's Book2005
The Harmony Silk Factory por Tash AwFirst Novel2005
26a por Diana EvansFirst Novel2005
The Short Day Dying por Peter HobbsFirst Novel2005
Gem Squash Tokoloshe por Rachel ZadokFirst Novel2005
A Long Way Down por Nick HornbyNovel2005
Shalimar the Clown por Salman RushdieNovel2005
The Accidental por Ali SmithNovel2005
Cotton por Christopher WilsonNovel2005
Legion por David HarsentPoetry2005
Cold Calls: War Music Continued por Christopher LoguePoetry2005
Lucky Day/Little Dino (PM Story Books Yellow Level) por Richard PricePoetry2005
Marabou por Jane YehPoetry2005
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 GuyBiography2004
Jabez: The Rise and Fall of a Victorian Rogue por David McKieBiography2004
Stephen Spender: A Literary Life por John SutherlandBiography2004
V. S. Pritchett: A Working Life por Jeremy TreglownBiography2004
Looking for JJ por Anne CassidyChildren's Book2004
Not the End of the World por Geraldine McCaughreanChildren's Book2004
How I Live Now por Meg RosoffChildren's Book2004
No Shame, No Fear por Ann TurnbullChildren's Book2004
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell por Susanna ClarkeFirst Novel2004
The Land as Viewed from the Sea por Richard CollinsFirst Novel2004
Eve Green por Susan FletcherFirst Novel2004
The Maze por Panos KarnezisFirst Novel2004
Case Histories por Kate AtkinsonNovel2004
Birds Without Wings por Louis de BernièresNovel2004
The Line of Beauty por Alan HollinghurstNovel2004
Small Island por Andrea LevyNovel2004
These Days por Leontia FlynnPoetry2004
Ghosts por John FullerPoetry2004
Ground Water por Matthew HollisPoetry2004
Corpus por Michael Symmons RobertsPoetry2004
Small Island por Andrea Levy2004
The Iron Lady por John CampbellBiography2003
Martha Gellhorn: A Life por Caroline MooreheadBiography2003
Orwell: The Life por D. J. TaylorBiography2003
Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith por Andrew WilsonBiography2003
The Fire-Eaters por David AlmondChildren's Book2003
Exodus por Julie BertagnaChildren's Book2003
The Oracle Betrayed: Book One of The Oracle Prophecies por Catherine FisherChildren's Book2003
Private Peaceful por Michael MorpurgoChildren's Book2003
Naked Without a Hat por Jeanne WillisChildren's Book2003
Buddha Da por Anne DonovanFirst Novel2003
An Evening of Long Goodbyes por Paul MurrayFirst Novel2003
Vernon God Little por DBC PierreFirst Novel2003
An Empty Room por Talitha StevensonFirst Novel2003
The Lucky Ones por Rachel CuskNovel2003
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time por Mark HaddonNovel2003
Heligoland por Shena MackayNovel2003
Frankie and Stankie por Barbara TrapidoNovel2003
Minsk por Lavinia GreenlawPoetry2003
Ink Stone (Faber Poetry) por Jamie McKendrickPoetry2003
Landing Light por Don PatersonPoetry2003
Hard Water por Jean SpracklandPoetry2003
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time por Mark Haddon2003
Anthony Blunt: His Lives por Miranda CarterBiography2002
Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA por Brenda MaddoxBiography2002
The Real Mrs. Miniver por Ysenda Maxtone-GrahamBiography2002
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self por Claire TomalinBiography2002
Saffy's Angel por Hilary McKayChildren's Book2002
Sorceress por Celia ReesChildren's Book2002
Mortal Engines por Philip ReeveChildren's Book2002
The End of My Tether por Neil AstleyFirst Novel2002
Homage to a Firing Squad por Tariq GoddardFirst Novel2002
The Impressionist por Hari KunzruFirst Novel2002
The Song of Names por Norman LebrechtFirst Novel2002
White Lightning por Justin CartwrightNovel2002
Spies por Michael FraynNovel2002
Rumours of a Hurricane por Tim LottNovel2002
The Story of Lucy Gault por William TrevorNovel2002
Something for the Ghosts por David ConstantinePoetry2002
The Ice Age: A Collection of Poems por Paul FarleyPoetry2002
Voodoo Shop por Ruth PadelPoetry2002
The Beautiful Lie por Sheenagh PughPoetry2002
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self por Claire Tomalin2002
Vermeer: A View of Delft por Anthony BaileyBiography2001
Boswell's Presumptuous Task: The Making of the Life of Dr. Johnson por Adam SismanBiography2001
Selkirk's Island: The True and Strange Adventures of the Real Robinson Crusoe por Diana SouhamiBiography2001
Flaubert: A Life por Geoffrey WallBiography2001
Artemis Fowl por Eoin ColferChildren's Book2001
Journey to the River Sea por Eva IbbotsonChildren's Book2001
The Lady and the Squire por Terry JonesChildren's Book2001
The Amber Spyglass por Philip PullmanChildren's Book2001
The Oversight por Will EavesFirst Novel2001
Something Like a House por Sid SmithFirst Novel2001
Burning Worm por Carl TigheFirst Novel2001
August por Gerard WoodwardFirst Novel2001
The Siege por Helen DunmoreNovel2001
Atonement por Ian McEwanNovel2001
Oxygen por Andrew MillerNovel2001
Twelve Bar Blues por Patrick NeateNovel2001
The Age of Cardboard and String por Charles BoylePoetry2001
If I Don't Know por Wendy CopePoetry2001
Bunny por Selima HillPoetry2001
Panoramic Lounge Bar por John StammersPoetry2001
The Amber Spyglass por Philip Pullman2001
Fanny Burney: A Biography por Claire HarmanBiography2000
John Ruskin: The Later Years por Tim HiltonBiography2000
Hitler: 1936-1945: Nemesis por Ian KershawBiography2000
Bad Blood: A Memoir por Lorna SageBiography2000
Heaven Eyes por David AlmondChildren's Book2000
The Seeing Stone - Arthur Trilogy, Book One por Kevin Crossley-HollandChildren's Book2000
Coram Boy por Jamila GavinChildren's Book2000
The Wheel of Surya por Jamila GavinChildren's Book2000
Troy por Adèle GerasChildren's Book2000
The Crimson Petal and the White por Michel FaberFirst Novel2000
Under the Skin por Michel FaberFirst Novel2000
Danny Boy por Jo-Anne GoodwinFirst Novel2000
Born Free por Laura HirdFirst Novel2000
White Teeth por Zadie SmithFirst Novel2000
Fred and Edie por Jill DawsonNovel2000
What Are You Like? por Anne EnrightNovel2000
When We Were Orphans por Kazuo IshiguroNovel2000
English Passengers por Matthew KnealeNovel2000
How the Dead Live por Will SelfNovel2000
The Asylum Dance por John BurnsidePoetry2000
Conjure por Michael DonaghyPoetry2000
Collected Poems por R. F. LangleyPoetry2000
Floods (Faber Poetry) por Maurice RiordanPoetry2000
Granny Scarecrow por Anne StevensonPoetry2000
English Passengers por Matthew Kneale2000
Berlioz: Volume Two: Servitude and Greatness, 1832-1869 por David CairnsBiography1999
Bruce Chatwin por Nicholas ShakespeareBiography1999
The Unknown Matisse por Hilary SpurlingBiography1999
Meeting Midnight por Carol Ann DuffyChildren's Book1999
Kensuke's Kingdom por Michael MorpurgoChildren's Book1999
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban por J. K. RowlingChildren's Book1999
The Illustrated Mum por Jacqueline WilsonChildren's Book1999
The Great Ideas por Suzanne CleminshawFirst Novel1999
White City Blue por Tim LottFirst Novel1999
Our Fathers por Andrew O'HaganFirst Novel1999
A Foreign Country por Francine StockFirst Novel1999
Being Dead por Jim CraceNovel1999
Headlong por Michael FraynNovel1999
Chocolat por Joanne HarrisNovel1999
Music & Silence por Rose TremainNovel1999
Beowulf por Beowulf PoetPoetry1999
Alcestis por EuripidesPoetry1999
Approximately Nowhere: Poems (Faber Poetry) por Michael HofmannPoetry1999
The Eyes (Faber Poetry) por Don PatersonPoetry1999
Beowulf por Beowulf Poet1999
Elegy for Iris por John BayleyBiography1998
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire por Amanda ForemanBiography1998
Hitler: 1889-1936: Hubris por Ian KershawBiography1998
Skellig por David AlmondChildren's Book1998
Sweet Clarinet por James RiordanChildren's Book1998
Harry Potter e a Câmara dos Segredos por J. K. RowlingChildren's Book1998
Abomination por Robert SwindellsChildren's Book1998
The Last King of Scotland por Giles FodenFirst Novel1998
Shopping por Gavin KramerFirst Novel1998
The Restraint of Beasts por Magnus MillsFirst Novel1998
Jelly Roll por Luke SutherlandFirst Novel1998
The Catastrophist por Ronan BennettNovel1998
Leading the Cheers por Justin CartwrightNovel1998
The Travelling Hornplayer por Barbara TrapidoNovel1998
The Boy from the Chemist Is Here to See You por Paul FarleyPoetry1998
The Wasting Game por Philip GrossPoetry1998
Birthday Letters por Ted HughesPoetry1998
Birthday Letters por Ted Hughes1998
Violet: The Life and Loves of Violet Gordon Woodhouse por Jessica Douglas-HomeBiography1997
Victor Hugo: A Biography por Graham RobbBiography1997
The Queen of Whale Cay: The Eccentric Story of 'Joe' Carstairs, Fastest Woman on Water por Kate SummerscaleBiography1997
Citizen Lord: The Life of Edward Fitzgerald, Irish Revolutionary por Stella TillyardBiography1997
Hogarth : a life and a world por Jenny UglowBiography1997
Smack por Melvin BurgessChildren's Book1997
Chasing Redbird por Sharon CreechChildren's Book1997
Aquila por Andrew NorrissChildren's Book1997
Harry and the Wrinklies por Alan TemperleyChildren's Book1997
One Day as a Tiger por Anne HavertyFirst Novel1997
The Underground Man por Mick JacksonFirst Novel1997
The Ventriloquist's Tale por Pauline MelvilleFirst Novel1997
Beach Boy por Ardashir VakilFirst Novel1997
Eclipse of the Sun por Phil WhitakerFirst Novel1997
The Untouchable por John BanvilleNovel1997
Quarantine por Jim CraceNovel1997
Grace Notes por Bernard MacLavertyNovel1997
Enduring Love por Ian McEwanNovel1997
Bleeding London por Geoff NicholsonNovel1997
CloudCuckooLand por Simon ArmitagePoetry1997
Tales from Ovid por Ted HughesPoetry1997
Assembling A Ghost (Cape Poetry) por Peter RedgrovePoetry1997
Tales from Ovid por Ted Hughes1997
Thomas Cranmer: A Life por Diarmaid MacCullochBiography1996
George Eliot: A Life por Rosemary AshtonBiography1996
The Unruly Queen por Flora FraserBiography1996
Damned to Fame: The Life of Samuel Beckett por James KnowlsonBiography1996
The Tulip Touch por Anne FineChildren's Book1996
The Trokeville Way por Russell HobanChildren's Book1996
The Pirate's Son por Geraldine McCaughreanChildren's Book1996
Clockwork por Philip PullmanChildren's Book1996
Reading in the Dark por Seamus DeaneFirst Novel1996
The Arizona Game por Georgina HammickFirst Novel1996
The Debt to Pleasure por John LanchesterFirst Novel1996
Mother of Pearl por Mary MorrissyFirst Novel1996
Every Man for Himself por Beryl BainbridgeNovel1996
Cocaine Nights por J. G. BallardNovel1996
Mr Clive and Mr Page por Neil BartlettNovel1996
Asylum por Patrick McGrathNovel1996
Last Orders por Graham SwiftNovel1996
Worst Fears por Fay WeldonNovel1996
The Spirit Level por Seamus HeaneyPoetry1996
Safe as Houses por U. A. FanthorpePoetry1996
The Thing in the Gap-stone Stile por Alice OswaldPoetry1996
Expanded Universes por Christopher ReidPoetry1996
The Wound-Dresser's Dream por Pauline StainerPoetry1996
Gladstone por Roy JenkinsBiography1995
Vera Brittain: A Life por Paul BerryBiography1995
Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth por Gitta SerenyBiography1995
Terence Rattigan por Geoffrey WansellBiography1995
The Wreck of the Zanzibar por Michael MorpurgoChildren's Book1995
The Parsley Parcel por Elizabeth ArnoldChildren's Book1995
Kasper in the Glitter por Philip RidleyChildren's Book1995
Behind the Scenes at the Museum por Kate AtkinsonFirst Novel1995
Gagarin and I por Stephen BlanchardFirst Novel1995
Morvern Callar por Alan WarnerFirst Novel1995
The Moor's Last Sigh por Salman RushdieNovel1995
The Information por Martin AmisNovel1995
The Ghost Road por Pat BarkerNovel1995
In Every Face I Meet por Justin CartwrightNovel1995
The Unconsoled por Kazuo IshiguroNovel1995
Gunpowder por Bernard O'DonoghuePoetry1995
The Dead Sea Poems por Simon ArmitagePoetry1995
The Shadow of Hiroshima and Other Film/Poems por Tony HarrisonPoetry1995
Rest for the Wicked por Glyn MaxwellPoetry1995
D.H. Lawrence: The Story of a Marriage por Brenda MaddoxBiography1994
Gold Dust por Geraldine McCaughreanChildren's Book1994
The Longest Memory por Fred D'AguiarFirst Novel1994
Felicia's Journey por William TrevorNovel1994
Out of Danger: Poems por James FentonPoetry1994
Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life por Andrew MotionBiography1993
Flour Babies por Anne FineChildren's Book1993
Saving Agnes por Rachel CuskFirst Novel1993
Theory of War por Joan BradyNovel1993
Mean Time por Carol Ann DuffyPoetry1993
Anthony Trollope por Victoria GlendinningBiography1992
The Great Elephant Chase por Gillian CrossChildren's Book1992
Swing Hammer Swing! por Jeff TorringtonFirst Novel1992
Poor Things por Alasdair GrayNovel1992
The Gaze of the Gorgon por Tony HarrisonPoetry1992
O Caledonia por Elspeth BarkerFirst Novel1991
A Life of Picasso, Volume 1: 1881-1906 por John RichardsonBiography1991
Harvey Angell por Diana HendryChildren's Book1991
Alma Cogan por Gordon BurnFirst Novel1991
The Queen of the Tambourine por Jane GardamNovel1991
Gorse Fires por Michael LongleyPoetry1991
A. A. Milne: His Life por Ann ThwaiteBiography1990
AK por Peter DickinsonChildren's Book1990
The Buddha of Suburbia por Hanif KureishiFirst Novel1990
Hopeful Monsters por Nicholas MosleyNovel1990
Daddy, Daddy por Paul DurcanPoetry1990
Coleridge: Early Visions, 1772-1804 por Richard HolmesBiography1989
Why Weeps the Brogan? por Hugh ScottChildren's Book1989
Gerontius por James Hamilton-PatersonFirst Novel1989
The Chymical Wedding por Lindsay ClarkeNovel1989
Shibboleth por Michael DonaghyPoetry1989
Tolstoy por A. N. WilsonBiography1988
Awaiting Developments por Judy AllenChildren's Book1988
The Comforts of Madness por Paul SayerFirst Novel1988
The Satanic Verses por Salman RushdieNovel1988
The Automatic Oracle (Oxford Paperbacks) por Peter PorterPoetry1988
Under the Eye of the Clock por Christopher NolanBiography1987
A Little Lower Than the Angels por Geraldine McCaughreanChildren's Book1987
The Other Garden por Francis WyndhamFirst Novel1987
The Child in Time por Ian McEwanNovel1987
The Haw Lantern por Seamus HeaneyPoetry1987
Gilbert White por Richard MabeyBiography1986
The Coal House por Andrew TaylorChildren's Book1986
Continent por Jim CraceFirst Novel1986
An Artist of the Floating World por Kazuo IshiguroNovel1986
Stet por Peter ReadingPoetry1986
Hugh Dalton: A Life por Ben PimlottBiography1985
The Nature of the Beast por Janni HowkerChildren's Book1985
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit por Jeanette WintersonFirst Novel1985
Hawksmoor por Peter AckroydNovel1985
Elegies por Douglas DunnPoetry1985
T.S. Eliot: A Life por Peter AckroydBiography1984
The Queen of the Pharisees' Children por Barbara WillardChildren's Book1984
A Parish of Rich Women por James BuchanFirst Novel1984
Kruger's Alp por Christopher HopeNovel1984
Vita: The Life of V. Sackville-West por Victoria GlendinningBiography1983
King George V por Kenneth RoseBiography1983
The Witches por Roald DahlChildren's Book1983
Flying to nowhere por John FullerFirst Novel1983
Fools of Fortune por William TrevorNovel1983
Bismarck por Edward CrankshawBiography1982
The Song of Pentecost por W. J. CorbettChildren's Book1982
On the Black Hill por Bruce ChatwinFirst Novel1982
Young Shoulders por John WainNovel1982
War Horse por Michael Morpurgo1982
Monty: The Making of a General : 1887-1942 por Nigel HamiltonBiography1981
The Hollow Land por Jane GardamChildren's Book1981
A Good Man in Africa por William BoydFirst Novel1981
Silver's City por Maurice LeitchNovel1981
On the Edge of Paradise: A.C.Benson the Diarist por David NewsomeBiography1980
John Diamond por Leon GarfieldChildren's Book1980
How Far Can You Go? por David LodgeNovel1980
About Time: An Aspect of Autobiography por Penelope MortimerBiography1979
Tulku por Peter DickinsonChildren's Book1979
The Old Jest por Jennifer JohnstonNovel1979
Lloyd George: The People's Champion 1902-1911 por John GriggBiography1978
Bubble and Squeak por Philippa PearceChildren's Book1978
Picture Palace por Paul TherouxNovel1978
Mary Curzon por Nigel NicolsonBiography1977
No End to Yesterday por Shelagh MacdonaldChildren's Book1977
Injury Time por Beryl BainbridgeNovel1977
Elizabeth Gaskell: A Biography por Winifred GerinBiography1976
A Stitch in Time por Penelope LivelyChildren's Book1976
The Children of Dynmouth por William TrevorNovel1976
In our infancy : an autobiography por Helen CorkeBiography1975
Improbable Puritan: Life of Bulstrode Whitelocke, 1605-75 por Ruth SpaldingFirst Book1975
Docherty por William McIlvanneyNovel1975
Poor Dear Brendan: Quest for Brendan Bracken por Andrew BoyleBiography1974
How Tom Beat Captain Najork and His Hired Sportsmen por Russell HobanChildren's Book1974
The Emperor's Winding Sheet por Jill Paton WalshChildren's Book1974
The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft por Claire TomalinFirst Book1974
The Sacred and Profane Love Machine por Iris MurdochNovel1974
CB: A life of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman por John WilsonBiography1973
The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast por William PlomerChildren's Book1973
The Chip-chip Gatherers por Shiva NaipaulNovel1973
Anthony Trollope por James Pope-HennessyBiography1972
The Diddakoi por Rumer GoddenChildren's Book1972
The Bird of Night por Susan HillNovel1972
Henrik Ibsen: The Making of a Dramatist 1828-1864 por Michael Leverson MeyerBiography1971
The Destiny Waltz por Gerda CharlesNovel1971
Mercian Hymns por Geoffrey HillPoetry1971


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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