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: