2003 Whitbread Awards

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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 2003.

Book of the Year[edit]

Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Children's Book[edit]

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First Novel[edit]

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Novel[edit]

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Biography[edit]

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  • John Campbell, Margaret Thatcher - Volume Two: The Iron Lady
  • Caroline Moorehead, Martha Gellhorn
  • Andrew Wilson, Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith

Poetry[edit]

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