The winners of the Costa Book Awards 2009 Novel, First Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book categories were announced in the UK overnight.
The Costa Novel Award was won by Colm Tóibin for Brooklyn.
The judges said : “Pitch perfect on every level – we loved this book.”
The Costa Biography Award was won by Graham Farmelo for The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius.
The Costa Poetry Award went to Christopher Reid for A Scattering (on order at BM Library at present), a tribute to his wife following her death in 2005.
The Costa Children’s Book Award was won by Patrick Ness for The Ask and the Answer (Book Two of the Chaos Walking trilogy – also on order at time of posting).
Follow the links from the judges comments for more information on each winner.
Follow this link for the Costa Awards Shortlisted books.
The Costa Book of the Year will be announced on 26th January 2010.