2011 Costa Book Award Winners Announced
Posted on January 7, 2012Costa Coffee has announced the Costa Book Awards 2011 winners in the Novel, First Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children's Book categories. The winners each receive a check for 5,000 pounds (about $7,800 U.S.). They will also each be up for the 2011 Costa Book of the Year, which will be announced on January 24. The winner will receive another 30,000 pounds (about $46,275 U.S.).
Britain's poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy was the winner in the poetry category for her book, The Bees. Andrew Miller defeated 2011 Man Book Prize winner Julian Barnes to claim the Costa Novel Award.
Costa Book Awards 2011 Winners
- Costa Novel Award: Pure by Andrew Miller
- Costa First Novel Award: Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away by Christie Watson
- Costa Biography Award: Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas by Matthew Hollis
- Costa Poetry Award: The Bees by Carol Ann Duffy
- Costa Children's Book Award: Blood Red Road by Moira Young