2020 Costa Book Awards

The winners of the 2020 Costa Book Awards, a UK literary prize sponsored by a coffee company, have been announced. The Best Novel category has been won by a book of genre interest, The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey.

There are five awards categories overall, and the winner of each receives £5,000.

The Costa Book of the Year will be chosen from among them, and get £30,000 prize. The winning book will be announced January 26.

2020 FIRST NOVEL AWARD

Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud (Faber)

2020 NOVEL AWARD

The Mermaid of Black Conch: A Love Story by Monique Roffey (Peepal Tree)

2020 BIOGRAPHY AWARD

The Louder I Will Sing by Lee Lawrence (Sphere)

2020 POETRY AWARD

The Historians by Eavan Boland (Carcanet)

2020 CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD

Voyage of the Sparrowhawk by Natasha Farrant (Faber)

[Via Locus Online.]

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