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 2021 Costa Book Awards held in February 2022 was the 50th and final awards.
The overall Costa Book of the Year is selected from the five category Award winners (Novel, First Novel, Biography, Poetry, and Children’s Book), with the winner receiving a further £30,000. Visit the Costa Book Awards site for more information.
See all the other literary prize winners we list.
The Kids Hannah Lowe (Poetry award winner)
The Mermaid of Black Conch: A Love Story Monique Roffey (Novel Award winner)
The Volunteer Jack Fairweather (Biography winner)
The Cut Out Girl Bart van Es (Biography winner)
Inside the Wave Helen Dunmore (Poetry award winner)
Days without end Sebastian Barry (Novel Award winner)
The Lie Tree Frances Hardinge (Children's book winner)
H is for Hawk Helen Macdonald (Biography Award winner)
The shock of the fall Nathan Filer (Best first novel winner)
Bring up the bodies Hilary Mantel (Novel Award winner)
Pure Andrew Miller (Novel Award winner)
Of mutability Jo Shapcott (Poetry Award winner)
A scattering Christopher Reid (Poetry Award winner)
The secret scripture Sebastian Barry (Novel Award winner)
Day A. L. Kennedy (Novel Award winner)
The tenderness of wolves Stef Penney (First Novel Award winner)