The winners of the 2015 Costa Book Awards have been announced, and the list includes at least one familiar name. Kate Atkinson triumphed in the novel category, the second time in three years that she has done so.
Atkinson won for her novel A God in Ruins, which the judges said was “in a class of its own.” The author previously won the Costa award in 1995 (for Behind the Scenes at the Museum) and in 2013 (for Life After Life).
The Costa Awards celebrate the “most enjoyable books” of the year. The category winners also serve as the shortlist for the ultimate prize, the 2015 Costa Book of the Year. That final award will be announced on January 26 in London. On that same day the short story prize winner will be announced. You can vote for your favorite short story on the Costa Awards website.
Check out the full list of category winners below!
The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley
The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf
40 Sonnets by Don Paterson
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge