The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey (Peepal Tree) has won the £30,000 2020 Costa Book of the Year award.
The Costa Book Awards recognize “some of the most enjoyable books of the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland.” Each winner in the five individual categories receives £5,000. The Costa Book of the Year was selected from the category winners and announced in an online ceremony on January 26, 2021. This year’s final judges were Angellica Bell, Horatio Clare, Jill Dawson, Sadie Jones, Zaffar Kunial, Patrice Lawrence, Suzannah Lipscomb (chair), Stephen Mangan, and Simon Savidge.
For more information, including the complete list of winners, see the Costa website.
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