2008 Costa Book Awards

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The Costa Book Awards (before 2006 known as the Whitbread Awards) are among the United Kingdom's most prestigious literary awards.[citation needed] 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 2008.

The shortlists were announced on 18 November 2008. The winners in each category were announced on 5 January 2009, and the overall winner for Book of the Year was announced on 27 January 2009.

Book of the Year[edit]

First Novel[edit]

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Novel[edit]

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Biography[edit]

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Poetry[edit]

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Children's Book[edit]

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