Costa Book Award for Best Novel



How to be both: A novel

Women's Prize for Fiction 2015, Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2014, Goldsmiths Prize 2014, Saltire Award for Scottish Literary Book of the Year 2014

di Ali Smith


Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith’s novels are like nothing else. A true original, she is a one-of-a-kind literary sensation....


Life After Life: A Novel

Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2013

di Kate Atkinson

What if you could live again and again, until you got it right?

On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that...


Bring Up the Bodies

Man Booker Prize 2012, Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2012

di Hilary Mantel

Winner of the 2012 Man Booker Prize

Winner of the 2012 Costa Book of the Year Award

The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Wolf Hall delves into the heart of...


The Hand That First Held Mine

Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2010

di Maggie O'farrell

Here Maggie O'Farrell brings us a spellbinding novel of two women connected across fifty years by art, love, betrayals, secrets, and motherhood. Like her acclaimed The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, it is a "breathtaking,...


Brooklyn: A Novel

Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2009

di Colm Toibin

Hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking, Colm Tóibín's sixth novel, Brooklyn, is set in Brooklyn and Ireland in the early 1950s, when one young woman crosses the ocean to make a new life for herself.