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Costa Prize Winner Announced!


We're delighted to announce that the PBS Choice Falling Awake by Alice Oswald has been awarded the Costa Book Award for Poetry! PBS members can order copies with 25% off here.

The poetry category shortlist also featured our PBS Summer Choice Denise Riley's Say Something Back, as well as Melissa-Lee Houghton's Sunshine and Kate Tempest's Let Them Eat Chaos. The prize was judged by Jen Campbell, Kate Kellaway and Andrew O’Hagan.

The other Costa Book Award category winners were Sebastian Barry (novel), Francis Spufford (first novel), Brian Conaghan (children’s fiction) and Keggie Carew (biography). They each receive £5000 and are now in the running for the Costa book of the year, worth £30,000 which will be announced on 31st January.

PBS members can follow the links below to get 25% off any of the poetry books on the Costa shortlist.

Sunshine - Melissa Lee-Houghton: 'This collection is necessary, raw and hypnotic in its honesty.'

Falling Awake - Alice Oswald: 'A sublime and mature work from a poet at the height of her powers.'

Say Something Back - Denise Riley: 'Robust in its fragility, it stops you in your tracks.'

Let Them Eat Chaos - Kate Tempest: 'A magical book about now….indispensable, wonderful, a cry from the heart to a wounded world.'


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