2001 Whitbread Awards
The Whitbread Awards (since 2006 called the Costa Book Awards) are among the United Kingdom's most prestigious literary awards. They were launched in 1971, are given both for high literary merit but also for works that are enjoyable reading and whose aim is to convey the enjoyment of reading to the widest possible audience. This page gives details of the awards given in the year 2001.
2001 was the first year that a book in the children's category was chosen as book of the year.
Book of the Year
- Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl
- Eva Ibbotson, Journey to the River Sea
- Terry Jones, The Lady and the Squire
- Sid Smith, Something Like A House
- Diana Souhami, Selkirk's Island
- Anthony Bailey, A View of Delft
- Adam Sisman, Boswell's Presumptuous Task
- Geoffrey Wall, Flaubert: A Life
- Selima Hill, Bunny
- Charles Boyle, The Age of Cardboard and String
- Wendy Cope, If I don't know
- John Stammers, Panoramic Lounge-Bar