Kate Atkinson wins Costa novel award for A God in Ruins
4 January 2016
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Kate Atkinson has won the Costa novel award for the second time in three years for A God in Ruins – the companion novel to Life After Life, which won the award in 2013.
A gothic horror novel, a Victorian murder mystery and a biography of the creator of modern environmentalism were also category winners.
The overall Costa book of the year will be revealed on 26 January.
Atkinson won the top prize in 1995 with Behind the Scenes at the Museum.
Other category winners include former teacher and librarian, Andrew Michael Hurley, who has won the first novel award for his debut, The Loney.
The gothic horror initially had a first print run of just 300 copies. The judges called it “as close to the perfect first novel as you can get”.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment