2001 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 2001.
2001 was the first year that a book in the children's category was chosen as book of the year.
Book of the Year
- Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl
- Eva Ibbotson, Journey to the River Sea
- Terry Jones, The Lady and the Squire
- Sid Smith, Something Like A House
- Diana Souhami, Selkirk's Island
- Anthony Bailey, A View of Delft
- Adam Sisman, Boswell's Presumptuous Task
- Geoffrey Wall, Flaubert: A Life
- Selima Hill, Bunny
- Charles Boyle, The Age of Cardboard and String
- Wendy Cope, If I don't know
- John Stammers, Panoramic Lounge-Bar