2006 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. 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 2006.
The Costa Book of the Year shortlist was announced on 10 January 2007 and the final results at a ceremony held on 7 February 2007.
Book of the Year
- Michael Cox, The Meaning of Night
- Marilyn Heward Mills, Cloth Girl
- James Scudamore, The Amnesia Clinic
- Brian Thompson, Keeping Mum
- Maggie Fergusson, George Mackay Brown: The Life
- John Stubbs, Donne: A Reformed Soul
- Jo Tatchell, Nabeel's Song
- John Haynes, Letter to Patience