Winner of each category of the Costa Book Awards was announced on 3rd January, 2017:
Firstly, congratulations to the Costa Poetry Prize winner:
Other shortlisted poets were:
Kate Tempest Let Them Eat Chaos
Melissa Lee-Houghton Sunshine
Denise Riley Say Something Black
The winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2016 will be announced 31st Jan. 2016
be chosen from these 2016 category winners for:
First Novel Francis Spufford Golden Hill New York in the winter of 1746
Novel Sebastion Barry Days Without End Set in Indian and Civil wars in America
Biography Keggie Carew Dadland (part memoir, part history, discovering the story of her father, Tom Carew as he slipped into dementia: S.O.E, Jedburghs, Burma and more, in a colourful life)
Poetry Alice Oswald Falling Awake
Children’s book Brian Conaghan The Bombs That Brought us Together the story of two friends, one shed, a war and a terrible choice.
Kate Tempest’s Let Them Eat Chaos is the only poem I have, in this case, seen but not read in hard copy but reviewed on this site earlier. I will look to reviewing Alice Oswald’s winning collection soonest!