1996 Whitbread Awards

The Whitbread Awards (1971–2005), called Costa Book Awards since 2006, are literary awards in the United Kingdom, awarded both for high literary merit but also for works considered enjoyable reading. This page gives details of the awards given in the year 1996.

Book of the YearEdit

Seamus Heaney, The Spirit Level

Children's BookEdit

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First NovelEdit

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NovelEdit

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BiographyEdit

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PoetryEdit

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