Costa Book Awards

Winner of the Costa First Novel 2021

Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

Shortlist

  • A.K. Blakemore The Manningtree Witches  
  • Emily Itami Fault Lines Phoenix 
  • Kate Sawyer The Stranding Coronet 

Winner of the Costa Novel Award

Winner 2021

Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller

Shortlist

Costa Biography Award

Winner 2021

Shortlist

  • Arifa Akbar Consumed: A Sister’s Story 
  • Ed Caesar  The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War and Everest  
  • John Preston Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell 
  • Lea Ypi Free: Coming of Age at the End of History 

Costa Poetry Award

Winner 2021

The Kids by Hannah Lowe

Shortlist

  • Raymond Antrobus All the Names Given 
  • Kayo Chingonyi A Blood Condition 
  • Victoria Kennefick Eat or We Both Starve