2014 Costa Book of the Year Award Announced

Helen Macdonald announced as the winner of the 2014 Costa Book of the Year.
Final judges chaired by novelist Robert Harris and including actresses Dame Diana Rigg and Samantha Bond, and BBC journalist Peston, judged the 2014 Costa Book of the Year.
TUESDAY, 27th JANUARY 2015 – Cambridge author Helen Macdonald has been announced as the winner of the 2014 Costa Book of the Year for her book H is for Hawk.
The Costa Book Awards is the only major UK book prize that is open solely to authors resident in the UK and Ireland. Originally established in 1971 by Whitbread PLC, Costa announced its takeover of the sponsorship of the UK's popular and prestigious book prize in 2006. This year marks the 43rd year of the Book Awards.
Helen Macdonald beat Ali Smith for her novel How to be both, debut writer Emma Healey for Elizabeth is missing, poet Jonathan Edwards for My Family and Other Superheroes and children’s author Kate Saunders for Five Children on the Western Front, to win the overall prize and a cheque for £30,000.