2004 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 2004.

Dates[edit]

  • Thursday 6 January 2005 - Award winners announced in all five categories
  • Tuesday 25 January 2005 - Announcement of the Whitbread Book of the Year

Book of the Year[edit]

Children's Book[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

First Novel[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

Novel[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

Biography[edit]

Winner:

  • John Guy, My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots

Shortlist:

Poetry[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

References[edit]