Costa (Whitbread) Goes to Boyd

January 11, 2007 | 1 book mentioned 1

This year’s Costa (renamed from the Whitbread thanks to a change in sponsorship) Award winners have been named in several categories. The prize typically plays second fiddle to the heavyweight Booker, but some might appreciate its refreshing lack of fanfare, drama, and controversy (which seem to accompany the Booker and which some consider part of its charm). Still, the Costa consistently comes up with solid winners, and its “first novel” category is good at “discovering” new writers. This year’s winners across five categories are:

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One comment:

  1. Remembering your post about how British cover designs tend to be, well, way cooler than US book designs, I thought I'd point out that the Canadian cover of "The Tenderness of Wolves" beats the pants off the UK/US version:

    The US/UK version.
    The Canadian version.

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