2008 Costa Category Award Winners
SEBASTIAN BARRY, the Irish playwright, novelist and poet, has won the 2008 Costa Novel Award with his fifth novel, The Secret Scripture, while Adam Foulds takes the award for poetry. Both Barry and Foulds are strong contenders for the 2008 Costa Book of the Year Award to be announced on Tuesday, January 27, 2009. So, who will win the 2008 Costa Book of the Year Award? Will it be Sebastian Barry’s The Secret Scripture or Adam Fould’s The Broken Word?
The Secret Scripture / Sebastian Barry
The Outcast / Sadie Jones
Somewhere Towards The End / Diana Athill
The Broken Word / Adam Foulds
Just Henry / Michelle Magorian
The overall winner of the 2008 Costa Book of the Year will be announced on January 27, 2009