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The Costa Book Awards 2020 category winners announced

05 January 2021 Share

The Costa Book Awards 2020 category winners, each of whom will receive £5,000, were selected from 708 entries and revealed on 4th January on BBC Radio 4's “Front Row”. One of the titles will be named Costa Book of the Year on 26th January, winning £30,000.

Natasha Farrant scooped the Children’s Book Award for Voyage of the Sparrowhawk. Her book follows an epic voyage from England to France in the aftermath of the First World War and was described by judges as “a purely joyful read”.

An overall winner will be selected by a panel of judges. The Book of the Year will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony hosted by presenter and broadcaster Penny Smith on 26th January.

The winner of the Costa Short Story Award is voted for by the general public and will also be announced at the awards ceremony. Voting is open until 8th January, until which time the identity of the three shortlisted authors will remain anonymous.