Tuesday 18 January 2011

Costa Book Awards category award winners announced.

Costa has announced the Costa Book Awards 2010 winners in the Novel, First Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children's Book categories.

Costa Novel Award
Maggie O'Farrell -  The Hand That First Held Mine
Judges "A book of grand themes and intimate moments.  This gripping novel is the one we'd unreservedly recommend."
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Costa First Novel Award
Kishwar Desai - Witness the Night
Judges "We were thrilled and exhilarated by this stunning debut. Just like her feisty main character, Desai has fearlessly blown the lid on the problems that simmer under the surface of modern- day India."
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Costa Biography Award
Edmund de Waal - The Hare With Amber Eyes
Judges "A truly special book.  De Waal is a first-class potter and has proven himself with this book to be a first-class writer - he's able to handle a very serious subject with a delicacy, charm and touch that is rare."
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Costa Poetry Award
Jo Shapcott - Of Mutability
Judges "These strong poems are rooted in the poet's experience of breast cancer but are all about life, hope and play. Fizzing with variety, they are a paean to creativity and make the reader feel that what matters to us all is imagination, humanity and a smile."
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Costa Children's Book Award
Jason Wallace - Out of Shadows
Judges "For us, this extraordinary debut novel was a unanimous winner. This compelling portrayal of a nation in crisis gripped us from start to finish and has stayed with us since."
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Click on the book titles to see if they're available in your local library.  If you're a library member and know your PIN you can hold (reserve) them online.  If you aren't, then quite frankly you should be - shame on you.  If you don't know your PIN contact us at contactlibraries@cardiff.gov.uk

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