The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey (Peepal Tree) has won the 2020 Costa Novel award.
The Costa Book Awards recognizes “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, an award accompanied by a £30,000 prize, will be selected from the category winners and announced January 26, 2021. This year’s judges for the Novel category were Porna Bell, Sadie Jones, and Iain Rushworth.
For more information, including the complete list of winners, see the Costa website.
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