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The Costa Book Awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. There are five categories - First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book - with one of the five winners chosen as Book of the Year. Below are the winners of the individual categories for 2020.
The overall Costa Book of the Year winner is The Mermaid of the Black Conch by Monique Roffey.
The Louder I Will Sing by Lee Lawrence
Category: Biography & Memoir
Shortlisted for the Costa Prize 2020 'This is the story of arguably one of the most important, yet least known, events in modern British history. Lee's journey and fight for justice are both inspiring and enraging' AKALA What would you do if the people you trusted to uphold the law committed a crime a ...Show more
The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey
Monique Roffey is a unique talent and most daring and versatile of writers' - Bernardine EvaristoMarch 1976: St Constance, a tiny Caribbean village on the island of Black Conch, at the start of the rainy season. A fisherman sings to himself in his pirogue, waiting for a catch but attracts a sea-dweller ...Show more
The Historians by Eavan Boland
Category: Poetry | Series: G - Reference,Information and Interdisciplinary Subjects Ser.
A forceful and moving final volume from one of the most masterful poets of the twentieth century. Throughout her nearly sixty-year career, acclaimed poet Eavan Boland came to be known for her exquisite ability to weave myth, history, and the life of an ordinary woman into mesmerizing poetry.
Voyage of the Sparrowhawk by Natasha Farrant
Category: Children's Fiction
The second sensational middle-grade standalone that follows an epic voyage from England to France in the aftermath of WW1, from the bestselling author of The Children of Castle Rock In the aftermath of World War One, everyone is trying to rebuild their lives. If Ben is to avoid being sent back to the o ...Show more
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