2003 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 2003.

Book of the Year[edit]

Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Children's Book[edit]

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First Novel[edit]

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Novel[edit]

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Biography[edit]

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Shortlist:

  • John Campbell, Margaret Thatcher - Volume Two: The Iron Lady
  • Caroline Moorehead, Martha Gellhorn
  • Andrew Wilson, Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith

Poetry[edit]

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