Posted on February 2, 2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The Costa Book of the Year has an upset winner.
Hannah Lowe has won the prize — and its £30,000 (about $40,000) — for her book of sonnets, The Kids.
The Kids describes Lowe's decades of experience teaching, at least part of that time in an inner-city school.
Judges called it "a book to fall in love with," and the judging panel's chair added specifically: "It’s joyous, it’s warm and it’s completely universal."
The Costa Book of the Year is chosen from five category winners.
According to the Guardian, it most often goes to a novel (thirteen times), then a poetry collection (nine times), followed by biography (eight times), first novel (five times), and children's book (two times).
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