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The Costa Book of the Year Awards 2021 Category Winners

Once more reflecting both critical opinion and popular taste, this year’s Costa Book Awards category winners represent a wonderful breadth of topics. From an exquisitely wrought dissection of love and relationships between two Black British artists to an inspired children’s verse novel about friendship and immigration, discover the brilliant titles in competition for the overall winner of 2021 Costa Book of the Year, which will be announced on Tuesday 1 February 2022.

The Costa Novel Award 2021 Winner

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In sharp yet sumptuous prose, Fuller paints a stunning portrait of two middle-aged twins whose carefully cultivated existence on the fringes of society begins to unravel following the death of their mother.
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The Costa Novel Award 2021 Shortlist

Unsettled Ground
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The High House
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The Fortune Men
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The Island of Missing Trees
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The Costa First Novel Award 2021 Winner

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A tender and emotionally complex debut about the relationship between two young Black British artists, Open Water shines a light on the ways love and race can be interlinked in modern society.
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The Costa First Novel Award 2021 Shortlist

Open Water
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Open Water
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The Manningtree Witches
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Fault Lines
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The Stranding
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The Costa Biography Award 2021 Winner

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The meteoric rise and ignominious fall of mogul and swindler Robert Maxwell told with irresistible pace and verve from the acclaimed author of A Very English Scandal.
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The Costa Biography Award 2021 Shortlist

Consumed
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The Moth and the Mountain
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Fall
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Free
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The Costa Poetry Award 2021 Winner

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A powerful exploration of time, growth, identity and negotiating an unknown future, The Kids draws lessons from both the poet’s experiences as a teacher in a London inner city school and her own childhood shaped by a completely different kind of age.
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The Costa Poetry Award 2021 Shortlist

All The Names Given
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A Blood Condition
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Eat Or We Both Starve
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The Kids
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The Costa Children's Book Award 2021 Winner

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Bold, unique and life-affirming, The Crossing is a powerful verse novel about two teenagers from opposite worlds dealing with different kinds of loss as their paths unexpectedly entwine.
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The Costa Children's Book Award 2021 Shortlist

Maggie Blue and the Dark World
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The Crossing
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The Midnight Guardians
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The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh
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Previous Winners

The Mermaid of Black Conch
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The Volunteer
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The Cut Out Girl
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Inside the Wave
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Days Without End
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The Lie Tree
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H is for Hawk
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The Shock of the Fall
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Bring Up the Bodies
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Pure
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Of Mutability
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A Scattering
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The Secret Scripture
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Day
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The Tenderness of Wolves
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Matisse the Master
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Small Island
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