Last night saw the announcement of the Costa Book Awards 2016 category winners, let’s take a look who won…


Falling-Awake-1Multi award winning Devon based poet Alice Oswald was presented with the Costa Poetry Award for her collection Falling Awake. A collection exploring the struggle of life with nature’s gravity, these poems were written to be read aloud.








golden hillPrize winning non fiction writer Francis Spufford,  was presented with the Costa First Novel Award for his first work of fiction, Golden Hill – a historical novel set in New York in the winter of 1746.






days without endIrish novelist and playwright Sebastian Barry, won the Costa Novel Award for the second time for his novel  Days Without End, which is set in the wars (Indian and Civil) of 1850s America. Barry had previously won the award in 2008 for his novel The Secret Scripture. 






the bombs that brought us togetherYoung Adult writer, Brian Conaghan  was presented with the Costa Children’s Book Award for The Bombs That Brought Us Together, which we reviewed here








dadlandDebut non-fiction writer, Keggie Carew, was presented the Costa Biography Award for Dadland. A mix of dectective story, memoir and history, it tells the story of her race against time as her father slips into dementia to tell the truth about his life.





Congratulations to all the winners!