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The Costa Book of the Year is….?

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The Prestigious Costa Book of the Year has been announced!

 

The Irish writer, Sebastian Barry who previously won the £30,000 prize in 2008 with The Secret Scripture has become the first novelist to win the Costa Book of the Year prize twice with his new novel Days Without End.

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Days without End is a historical fiction set in the 1850s and tells the story of two Irish soldiers who go to fight in the US.

 The judges described the book as “a searing, magnificent and moving description of how the West was won”.

 At the beginning of January, Barry’s novel was named as one of the five Costa category winners alongside the other prizes for first novel, poetry, children’s book and biography

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Costa Book Award Winners

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The Costa Book Awards Category Winners have been announced!

COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD WINNER 2016 

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Golden Hill by Francis Spufford (Faber & Faber)

 

COSTA NOVEL AWARD WINNER 2016

 

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Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Faber & Faber)

 

 

COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD WINNER 2016

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Dadland by Keggie Carew (Chatto & Windus)

 

COSTA POETRY AWARD WINNER 2016

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Falling Awake by Alice Oswald (Jonathan Cape Poetry)

 

COSTA CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD WINNER 2016

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The Bombs that Brought us Together by Brian Conaghan (Bloomsbury)

 

The Costa Book of the Year will be announced on 31st January 2017.

The Costa Short Story Winner will also be announced at the end of January 2017.

We will bring you news of that when it is announced.

For more details go to

http://www.costa.co.uk/costa-book-awards/welcome/

 

The ‘Week’ has published the books of the year. Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

Its the critics eight choices based on Christmas selections in national newspapers, the London Evening Standard, The Spectator and The New Statesman. 

If you have read this book do you agree with the critics reviews? Let us know!

Everyday until Christmas we’ll be posting up the critics reviews of the best books of 2016.

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Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

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