The Costa Book Awards is one of the UK's most prestigious and popular literary prizes and recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland.
Since their launch in 1971, the awards have rewarded a wide range of excellent books and authors across all genres.
Uniquely, the prize has five categories - First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children's Book - with one of the five winning books selected as the overall Costa Book of the Year. It is the only prize which places children’s books alongside adult books in this way.
Key Dates For This Year
Category Shortlists Announced:
Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Category Winners Announced:
Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Costa Book of the Year Announced:
Tuesday 31st January 2017
Costa Novel Award - Shortlist
Costa First Novel Award - Shortlist
Costa Biography Award - Shortlist
Costa Poetry Award - Shortlist
Costa Children’s Book Award - Shortlist