Award Winners

Costa Book Awards Best Novel - 2009

Established in 1971 (formerly the Whitbread Awards), the Costa Book Awards recognises excellence in books from authors in the UK and Ireland.

Winner

Tóibín, Colm, 1955-

Shortlist

Lively, Penelope, 1933-
Mantel, Hilary, 1952-
Nicholson, Christopher, 1956-