2009 Costa Book of the Year Winner

The 2009 Costa Book of the Year was awarded to Christopher Reid for his poetry collection; A Scattering.

A Scattering is said to be a poetic tribute to Reid’s late wife, Lucinda Gane who passed in 2005.

The Costa Book Awards Press Release had this to say about the award winner’s work:

“Following the judging, Josephine Hart, chair of the final judges, said: “Out of a personal tragedy, Christopher Reid has written a masterwork which has universal power. Austere, beautiful and moving – we all felt this was a book we would want everyone to read. Packed full of unforgettable lines – A Scattering is a remarkable piece.”

For more information please read the full press release on the Costa Book Awards website:

http://www.costabookawards.com/press/press_release_detail.aspx?id=76

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