Moira Young is the winner of the Costa Children’s Book Award for her dystopian thriller Blood Red Road. It was a strong shortlist for the Children’s Award with Frank Cottrell Boyce, Martyn Bedford and Lissa Evans all being nominated.
Other category winners:
Novel award: Pure by Andrew Miller
First novel award: Tiny Sunbirds Far Away by Christie Watson
Biography award: Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas by Matthew Hollis
Poetry Award: The Bees by Carol Ann Duffy
We now wait to hear who will be named as oveall winner for 2012.