Wednesday, June 23

Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

2019 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

The Volunteer  by Jack Fairweather

The Volunteer

Jack Fairweather

2018 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found by Bart van Es

The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found

Bart van Es

2017 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

Inside the Wave  by Helen Dunmore

Inside the Wave

Helen Dunmore

2016 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

Days Without End  by Sebastian Barry

Days Without End

Sebastian Barry

2015 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

The Lie Tree

Frances Hardinge

2014 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

H is for Hawk  by Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk

Helen Macdonald

2013 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

The Shock of the Fall  by Nathan Filer

The Shock of the Fall

Nathan Filer

2012 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Bring Up the Bodies

Hilary Mantel

2011 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

Pure  by Andrew Miller

Pure

Andrew Miller

2010 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

Of Mutability  by Jo Shapcott

Of Mutability

Jo Shapcott

2009 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

A Scattering by Christopher Reid

A Scattering

Christopher Reid

2008 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

The Secret Scripture

Sebastian Barry

2007 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

Day by A.L. Kennedy

Day

A.L. Kennedy

2006 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney

The Tenderness of Wolves

Stef Penney

2005 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

Matisse the Master by Hilary Spurling

Matisse the Master

Hilary Spurling

2004 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

Small Island by Andrea Levy

Small Island

Andrea Levy

2003 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Mark Haddon

2002 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self by Claire Tomalin

Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self

Claire Tomalin

2001 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

The Amber Spyglass  by Philip Pullman

The Amber Spyglass

Philip Pullman

2000 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

English Passengers by Matthew Kneale

English Passengers

Matthew Kneale

1999 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

Beowulf by Seamus Heaney

Beowulf

Seamus Heaney

1998 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

Birthday Letters  by Ted Hughes

Birthday Letters

Ted Hughes

1997 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

Tales from Ovid  by Ted Hughes

Tales from Ovid

Ted Hughes

1996 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

The Spirit Level by Seamus Heaney

The Spirit Level

Seamus Heaney

1995 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson

Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Kate Atkinson

1994 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

Felicia's Journey by William Trevor

Felicia’s Journey

William Trevor

1993 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

Theory of War by Joan Brady

Theory of War

Joan Brady

1992 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

Swing Hammer Swing! by Jeff Torrington

Swing Hammer Swing!

Jeff Torrington

1991 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

A Life of Picasso by John Richardson

A Life of Picasso

John Richardson

1990 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

Hopeful Monsters by Nicholas Mosley

Hopeful Monsters

Nicholas Mosley

1989 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

Coleridge: Early Visions by Richard Holmes

Coleridge: Early Visions

Richard Holmes

1988 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

The Comforts of Madness by Paul Sayer

The Comforts of Madness

Paul Sayer

1987 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

Under the Eye of the Clock by Christopher Nolan

Under the Eye of the Clock

Christopher Nolan

1986 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro

An Artist of the Floating World

Kazuo Ishiguro

1985 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

Elegies by Douglas Dunn

Elegies

Douglas Dunn

1980 Costa Book Award – Book of the Year

How Far Can You Go by David Lodge

How Far Can You Go

David Lodge