Costa Book Awards 2015

The category winners for the 2015 Costa Book Awards have been announced, and you'll find them all below.

An overall winner will now join Helen Macdonald, Nathan Filer, Hilary Mantel and Andrew Miller this year in receiving one of the most prestigious prizes in literature?

Costa Novel Award

A God in Ruins - Kate Atkinson

WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA NOVEL AWARD. A God in Ruins relates the life of Teddy Todd - would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather - as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century.

For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have.

This gripping, often deliriously funny yet...



Costa First Novel Award

The Loney - Andrew Michael Hurley

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER. WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD. THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016. A brilliantly unsettling and atmospheric debut full of unnerving horror - 'The Loney is not just good, it's great.

It's an amazing piece of fiction' Stephen King Two brothers.

One mute, the other his lifelong protector. Year after year, their family visits the same...



Costa Biography Award

The Invention of Nature : The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science - Andrea Wulf

WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD WINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2016 'A thrilling adventure story' Bill Bryson 'Dazzling' Literary Review 'Brilliant' Sunday Express 'Extraordinary and gripping' New Scientist 'A superb biography' The Economist 'An exhilarating armchair voyage' GILES MILTON, Mail on Sunday Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist...



Costa Poetry Award

40 Sonnets - Don Paterson

WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA POETRY AWARD. 40 Sonnets is the new collection by Don Paterson, a rich and accomplished work from one of the foremost poets writing in English today.

This new collection from Don Paterson, his first since the Forward prize-winning Rain in 2009, is a series of forty sonnets.

Some take a more traditional form, some are highly experimental, but what these poems share is a...



Children’s Book Award

The Lie Tree - Frances Hardinge

Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015. The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric novel by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By Night. Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree.

The tree only grows healthy and bears fruit if you whisper a lie...