Costa Book Awards 2017
The Costa Book Awards is one of the UK's most prestigious and popular literary prizes and recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. See which titles won in their categories for 2017.
Costa Novel Award Winner
Reservoir 13 : Winner of the 2017 Costa Novel Award - Jon McGregor
WINNER OF THE 2017 COSTA NOVEL AWARD A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR AN FT BOOK OF THE YEAR A TLS BOOK OF THE YEAR A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR From the award-winning author of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things.
Reservoir 13 tells the story of many lives haunted by one...
Costa First Novel Award Winner
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine : Debut Bestseller and Costa First Novel Book Award Winner 2017 - Gail Honeyman
The Sunday Times bestseller Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon `Funny, touching and unpredictable' Jojo Moyes Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life.
She wears the same clothes to work every day,...
Costa Biography Award Winner
In the Days of Rain : Winner of the 2017 Costa Biography Award - Rebecca Stott
WINNER OF THE 2017 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD In the vein of Bad Blood and Why be Happy when you can be Normal?: an enthralling, at times shocking, and deeply personal family memoir of growing up in, and breaking away from, a fundamentalist Christian cult. `At university when I made new friends and confidantes, I couldn't explain how I'd...
Costa Poetry Award Winner
Inside the Wave - Helen Dunmore
To be alive is to be inside the wave, always travelling until it breaks and is gone.
These poems are concerned with the borderline between the living and the dead - the underworld and the human living world - and the exquisitely intense being of both.
They possess a spare, eloquent lyricism as they explore the bliss and anguish of the voyage. Inside the Wave is Helen Dunmore's first new poetry...
Costa Children’s Book Award Winner
The Explorer : WINNER OF THE COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD 2017 - Katherine Rundell
Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2017'I loved The Explorer' Jacqueline Wilson 'Rundell is now unarguably in the FIRST RANK' Philip PullmanFrom his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him.
He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making history and of reading his name amongst the lists of great discoveries.
If only he could...