2002 Whitbread Awards

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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 2002. The 2002 Whitbread Book of the Year Awards was a book award ceremony that took place in 2002.

Book of the Year[edit]

Claire Tomalin, Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self

Children's Book[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

First Novel[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

  • Neil Astley, The End of My Tether
  • Tariq Goddard, Homage to a Firing Squad
  • Hari Kunzru, The Impressionist

Novel[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

Biography[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

  • Miranda Carter, Anthony Blunt: His Lives
  • Brenda Maddox, Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA
  • Ysenda Maxtone Graham, The Real Mrs Miniver

Poetry[edit]

Winner:

Shortlist:

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