1973 Whitbread Awards
The Whitbread Awards (1971–2005), called Costa Book Awards since 2006, are literary awards in the United Kingdom, awarded both for high literary merit but also for works considered enjoyable reading. This page gives details of the awards given in the year 1973.
- Alan Aldridge, illustrator, and William Plomer, poet, The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast
Plomer adapted an 1802 poem by William Roscoe, The Butterfly's Ball, and the Grasshopper's Feast.