2009 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 2009.

The shortlists were announced on 25 November 2009. The winners in each category were announced on 4 January 2009 on the Front Row programme.

Book of the Year[edit]

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Children's Book[edit]

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First Novel[edit]

Winner:

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Novel[edit]

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Biography[edit]

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Shortlist:

Poetry[edit]

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