And the Winner is...?: Recent Literary Awards
Nobel Prize in Literature
The 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio. His recent works include Ballaciner, L'Africain, Wandering Star, and Révolutions.
Costa Book Awards (formerly the Whitbread) | Governor General's Literary Awards | Man Booker Prize | National Book Award | National Book Critics Circle Award | Orange Prize for Fiction | PEN/Faulkner Award | Pulitzer Prize for Fiction | Scotiabank Giller Prize
2008 Costa Book Awards (formerly the Whitbread)
Costa First Novel Award
Sadie Jones's The Outcast was the winner of the 2008 Costa First Novel Award. The shortlist included:
- Adams, Poppy. The Sisters. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
PR6101.D364 S57 2008
(Originally published in Great Britain as The Behaviour of Moths.)
- Jones, Sadie. The Outcast. New York : Harper, c2008.
PR6110.O638 O98 2008
- Smith, Tom Rob. Child 44. New York: Grand Central Pub., 2008.
PR6119.M586 C48 2008
- Rooney, Jennie. Inside the Whale. London: Chatto & Windus, 2008.
PR6118.O57 I57 2008
Sebastian Barry's The Secret Scripture was the winner of the 2009 Costa Novel Award as well as the Costa Book of the Year.
- Barry, Sebastian. The Secret Scripture. Viking: New York, 2008.
PR6052.A729 S43 2008
- Cleave, Chris. The Other Hand. London: Sceptre, 2008
PR6103.L43 O74 2008
- De Bernieres, Louis. A Partisan's Daughter. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
PR6054.E132 P37 2008
- McGrath, Patrick.Trauma. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008
PS3563.C3663 T73 2008
Nino Ricci's The Origin of Species was the winner of this year's Governor General's Award. Finalists included: