Earlier this month the five Costa Book Awards Category Winners were announced. On the 26th of January the overall winner was announced in London.
Poet Christopher Reid has won the 2009 Costa Book of the Year award for his collection, A Scattering, a tribute to his wife Lucinda Gane following her death in 2005.
Following the judging, Josephine Hart, chair of the final judges, said: “Out of a personal tragedy, Christopher Reid has written a masterwork which has universal power. Austere, beautiful and moving – we all felt this was a book we would want everyone to read. Packed full of unforgettable lines – A Scattering is a remarkable piece.” Read on here . . .