Tuesday, March 2

Costa Book Award – First Novel

2019 Costa Book Award – First Novel

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

The Confessions of Frannie Langton

Sara Collins

2018 Costa Book Award – First Novel

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Stuart Turton

2017 Costa Book Award – First Novel

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Gail Honeyman

2016 Costa Book Award – First Novel

Golden Hill by Francis Spufford

Golden Hill

Francis Spufford

2013 Costa Book Award – First Novel

The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer

The Shock of the Fall

Nathan Filer

2010 Costa Book Award – First Novel

Witness the Night by Kishwar Desai

Witness the Night

Kishwar Desai

2009 Costa Book Award – First Novel

Beauty by Raphael Selbourne

Beauty

Raphael Selbourne

2003 Costa Book Award – First Novel

Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre

Vernon God Little

DBC Pierre

2002 Costa Book Award – First Novel

The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht

The Song of Names

Norman Lebrecht

2001 Costa Book Award – First Novel

Something Like A House by Sid Smith

Something Like A House

Sid Smith

2000 Costa Book Award – First Novel

White Teeth by Zadie Smith

White Teeth

Zadie Smith

1999 Costa Book Award – First Novel

White City Blue by Tim Lott

White City Blue

Tim Lott

1998 Costa Book Award – First Novel

The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden

The Last King of Scotland

Giles Foden

1995 Costa Book Award – First Novel

Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson

Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Kate Atkinson

1993 Costa Book Award – First Novel

Saving Agnes by Rachel Cusk

Saving Agnes

Rachel Cusk

1992 Costa Book Award – First Novel

Swing Hammer Swing! by Jeff Torrington

Swing Hammer Swing!

Jeff Torrington

1991 Costa Book Award – First Novel

Alma Cogan by Gordon Burn

Alma Cogan

Gordon Burn

1990 Costa Book Award – First Novel

The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi

The Buddha of Suburbia

Hanif Kureishi

1989 Costa Book Award – First Novel

Gerontius by James Hamilton-Paterson

Gerontius

James Hamilton-Paterson

1988 Costa Book Award – First Novel

The Comforts of Madness by Paul Sayer

The Comforts of Madness

Paul Sayer

1987 Costa Book Award – First Novel

The Other Garden by Francis Wyndham

The Other Garden

Francis Wyndham

1986 Costa Book Award – First Novel

Continent by Jim Crace

Continent

Jim Crace

1985 Costa Book Award – First Novel

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

Jeanette Winterson

1984 Costa Book Award – First Novel

A Parish of Rich Women by James Buchan

A Parish of Rich Women

James Buchan

1983 Costa Book Award – First Novel

Flying to Nowhere by John Fuller

Flying to Nowhere

John Fuller

1982 Costa Book Award – First Novel

On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin

On the Black Hill

Bruce Chatwin

1981 Costa Book Award – First Novel

A Good Man in Africa by William Boyd

A Good Man in Africa

William Boyd

1975 Costa Book Award – First Novel

The Improbable Puritan: A Life of Bulstrode Whitelocke by Ruth Spalding

The Improbable Puritan: A Life of Bulstrode Whitelocke

Ruth Spalding

1974 Costa Book Award – First Novel

The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft by Claire Tomalin

The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft

Claire Tomalin

2015 Costa Book Award – First Novel

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

The Loney

Andrew Michael Hurley

2014 Costa Book Award – First Novel

Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey

Elizabeth Is Missing

Emma Healey

2012 Costa Book Award – First Novel

The Innocents by Francesca Segal

The Innocents

Francesca Segal

2011 Costa Book Award – First Novel

Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away by Christie Watson

Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away

Christie Watson

2008 Costa Book Award – First Novel

The Outcast by Sadie Jones

The Outcast

Sadie Jones

2007 Costa Book Award – First Novel

What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn

What Was Lost

Catherine O’Flynn

2006 Costa Book Award – First Novel

The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney

The Tenderness of Wolves

Stef Penney

2005 Costa Book Award – First Novel

The Harmony Silk Factory by Tash Aw

The Harmony Silk Factory

Tash Aw

2004 Costa Book Award – First Novel

Eve Green by Susan Fletcher

Eve Green

Susan Fletcher

1997 Costa Book Award – First Novel

The Ventriloquist's Tale by Pauline Melville

The Ventriloquist’s Tale

Pauline Melville

1996 Costa Book Award – First Novel

The Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester

The Debt to Pleasure

John Lanchester

1994 Costa Book Award – First Novel

The Longest Memory by Fred D'Aguiar

The Longest Memory

Fred D’Aguiar