The Costa Biography Award

Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned.

The Costa Book Awards are some of the most prestigious British literary awards. They were launched in 1971 as the Whitbread Literary Awards, which became the Whitbread Book Awards in 1985. Costa Coffee took over sponsorship in 2006.

The Award Winners from the Biography category receive £5,000. Visit the Costa Book Awards site for more information.

See the other Costa Book Awards category winners and all the other literary prize winners we list.

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2011

Now all roads lead to France: the last years of Edward Thomas Matthew Hollis Winner

2010

Cover of The Hare with Amber EyesThe hare with amber eyes Edmund de Waal Winner

2009

The strangest man: the hidden life of Paul Dirac, quantum genius Graham Farmelo Winner

2008

Somewhere towards the end Diana Athill Winner

2007

Young Stalin Simon Sebag Montefiore Winner

2006

Keeping Mum Brian Thompson Winner

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