Costa Book Awards



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The Costa Book Awards honour some of the most outstanding books of the year written by authors based in the UK and Ireland. There are five categories - First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book - with one of the five winners chosen as Book of the Year, announced at an awards ceremony in London every January.

Launched in 1971 as the Whitbread Literary Awards, they became the Whitbread Book Awards in 1985, with Costa taking over in 2006.


Submission Info

Prize Info

  • First Prize: £5000

  • Additional Information: The book of the year is awarded £30,000, first prize in all categories £5,000

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