Roffey’s book, based on a Taino legend, is set in 1976 on the Caribbean island of Black Conch. Tessa Sheridan has won the Short Story Award.
Three writers who work in literature and screenwriting are behind the shortlisted trio of works in the Costa honors’ 2020 cycle.
The five category winners of the 2020 Costa Book Awards are announced, with the ‘book of the year’ honor to come later this month.
Twenty writers from the United Kingdom and Ireland have been chosen from an initial pool of 708 Costa Book Award entries.
Hay Festival organizers in Wales are outspoken about the broad participation they’ve had in the digital iteration of their flagship event, while the Costa program has called for entries in its 49th edition.
What jurors call ‘an extraordinary and important book that people need to read,’ Jack Fairweather’s timely ‘The Volunteer’ wins the top Costa in London.
A separate competition from the main category and overall award, the Costa Book Awards Short Story program uses public voting to choose its winner.
The Costa Book Awards, one of the UK’s key annual book prize programs, announces its five category winners. One title of this group will be named the overall winner on January 28.
The Costa Book of the Year prize goes to its biography category winner, a tale of the Dutch Nazi resistance by Bart van Es.
The acclaimed young Irish author Sally Rooney is the winner of the 2018 Costa Book Prize in the novel category. The overall Costa Book of the Year is to be named January 29.
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