Costa Book Prize 2015

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.

The OVERALL Winner - The Lie Tree

The Lie Tree
By Frances Hardinge

What the judges said about The Lie Tree, '"I think this brilliantly articulates what is in a clever 14-year-old girl's mind, particularly one that has a deep interest in science," he said. "The Lie Tree is a fantastic story, great characterisation with great narrative tension and a fabulous ending."

WINNER OF THE NOVEL CATEGORY - A GOD IN RUINS

Winners in the other Costa Book Prize categories.

WINNER OF THE FIRST NOVEL CATEGORY - THE LONEY

The Loney: 'The Book of the Year 2016'
By Andrew Michael Hurley
 

WINNER OF THE BIOGRAPHY AWARD - THE INVENTION OF NATURE

Winner of the poetry award - 40 Sonnets

40 Sonnets
By Don Paterson