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Costa Book Award Winners

The start of a new year brings the excitement of the Costa Book Awards. And we’re very happy to report that this January awards have gone to some Dulwich Books favourites.


First Novel Award:

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford

Paperback, £8.99

Francis’ wonderful debut has been a Dulwich Books bestseller for months. He joined us for a fabulous Faber event back in October, and has been one of our favourite new writers ever since.


Best Novel Award:

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

Hardback, £17.99

A modern classic from one of Ireland’s literary greats. The judges described this as “a miracle of a book – both epic and intimate”. Read it and you too could believe in miracles.


Biography Award:

Dadland by Keggie Carew

Paperback, £8.99

We first came across Carew at a publisher’s showcase last year. It comes as no surprise to see her memoir gaining the recognition it deserves.


Poetry Award:

Falling Awake by Alice Oswald

Paperback, £10

A collection of beautiful poems about mortality – this is a book to be read aloud.


Children’s Book Award:

The Bombs That Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan

Paperback £7.99

Hilariously funny but timely and thought-provoking. It’s got it all!