The Costa Book Award has five categories First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Childrens Book. This award is given to well-written, enjoyable books that they would strongly recommend anyone to read. One of these five books is selected as the Book of the Year. The total prize fund is £50,000. Each of the category winners receives £5,000 and Book of the Year winner receives a further £25,000.Since the year 2006 the sponsor has been Costa,the UK's largest and fastest-growing coffee shop chain. Prior to this the award was known as the Whitbread Award.
For more information go to... Costa Award Website