Costa Book Awards

Costa Book Awards

The Costa Book Awards are a series of literary awards given to books by authors based in Great Britain and Ireland. They were known as the Whitbread Book Awards until 2005, after which Costa Coffee, a subsidiary of Whitbread, took over sponsorship.[1]

The awards, launched in 1971, are given both for high literary merit but also for works that are enjoyable reading and whose aim is to convey the enjoyment of reading to the widest possible audience. As such, they are a more populist literary prize than the Booker Prize.

In 1989, controversy erupted when the judges first awarded the Best Novel prize to Alexander Stuart's The War Zone, then withdrew the prize prior to the ceremony amid acrimony among the judges, ultimately awarding it to Lindsay Clarke's The Chymical Wedding.

Contents

The process

Currently each year winners are chosen by five separate judging panels picking from different shortlists in five different categories:

  • Best novel
  • Best first novel
  • Children's book
  • Poetry
  • Biography

Each category winner receives £5,000. One of the category winners is then selected as the Costa Book of the Year and given a further £25,000. This overall award is chosen by a judging panel that comprises five judges from the previous category round and four new ones.

The category winners do not have to be British or Irish but must have been resident in the UK or Ireland for at least six months in each of the previous three years.

Costa Book Award category winners

2011

Shortlisted was announced November 2011. Winners will be announced January 2012.

2010

  • First Novel Award — Kishwar Desai, Witness the Night
  • Novel Award — Maggie O'Farrell, The Hand That First Held Mine
  • Children's Book Award — Jason Wallace, Out of Shadows
  • Poetry Award — Jo Shapcott, Of Mutability
  • Biography Award — Edmund de Waal, The Hare with Amber Eyes

2009

  • First Novel Award — Raphael Selbourne, Beauty
  • Novel Award — Colm Tóibin, Brooklyn
  • Children's Book Award — Patrick Ness,The Ask and the Answer
  • Poetry Award — Christopher Reid, A Scattering
  • Biography Award — Graham Farmelo, The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius

2008

  • First Novel Award — Sadie Jones, The Outcast
  • Novel Award — Sebastian Barry, The Secret Scripture
  • Children's Book Award — Michelle Magorian, Just Henry
  • Poetry Award — Adam Foulds, The Broken Word
  • Biography Award — Diana Athill, Somewhere Towards the End

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

See also

References

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Costa Book Awards — Der Costa Book Award ist ein britischer Literaturpreis, der seit 2006 in der Nachfolge des von 1971 bis 2005 existierenden Whitbread Book Award verliehen wird. Er wird von der zum Whitbread Konzern gehörigen britischen Kaffeehaus Kette Costa… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 2006 Costa Book Awards — The Costa Book of the Year shortlist was announced on 10 January 2007 and the final results at a ceremony held on 7 February 2007.Book of the Year*Stef Penney, The Tenderness of Wolves Children s BookWinner: *Linda Newbery, Set in Stone Shortlist …   Wikipedia

  • 2007 Costa Book Awards — The shortlists were announced on 20 November 2007. The winners in each category were announced on 3 January 2008, and the overall winner for Book of the Year was announced on 22 January 2008.Book of the Year*A. L. Kennedy, Day Children s… …   Wikipedia

  • COSTA Book Award — Der Costa Book Award ist ein britischer Literaturpreis, der seit 2006 in der Nachfolge des von 1971 bis 2005 existierenden Whitbread Book Award verliehen wird. Er wird von der zum Whitbread Konzern gehörigen britischen Kaffeehaus Kette Costa… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Costa Book Award — Der Costa Book Award ist ein britischer Literaturpreis, der seit 2006 in der Nachfolge des von 1971 bis 2005 existierenden Whitbread Book Award verliehen wird. Er wird von der zum Whitbread Konzern gehörigen britischen Kaffeehaus Kette Costa… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Costa Book Award — ▪ literary award formerly (1971–2006)  Whitbread Book Award        any of a series of literary awards given to writers resident in the United Kingdom and Ireland for books published there in the previous year. Established in 1971 and initially… …   Universalium

  • Next Generation Indie Book Awards — The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is an awards program that recognizes and honors authors and publishers of exceptional independently published books in 60 different categories.[1] The not for profit [2] awards program was started in 2007 by… …   Wikipedia

  • Costa Coffee — Type Subsidiary Industry Hospitality Founded 1971 Founder(s) …   Wikipedia

  • Costa — may refer to: Costa (surname), including origin of the name and people sharing the surname Costa, scientific term, from Latin costa rib (plural costae) In botany, the central strand of a bryophyte leaf or thallus In entomology, the leading edge… …   Wikipedia

  • Costa-Preis — Der Costa Book Award ist ein britischer Literaturpreis, der seit 2006 in der Nachfolge des von 1971 bis 2005 existierenden Whitbread Book Award verliehen wird. Er wird von der zum Whitbread Konzern gehörigen britischen Kaffeehaus Kette Costa… …   Deutsch Wikipedia


Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»