Thursday, 27 January 2011

Congratulations, Jo Shapcott

Congratulations to Jo Shapcott from Headingley admirers for winning the general Costa Book Award. Individual winners are selected from five categories: novel, first novel, biographical work, poetry volume and children’s book. These winners are then put back into the competition and an overall winner comes out – with a prize of £35,000. This year, Jo Shapcott’s Of Mutability took it, narrowly beating Edmund de Waal’s memoir The Hare With Amber Eyes.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, an excellent poet and a deserving winner. Her name is voiced with awe at poetry readings in this part of the city at least. It is time a 'national' poet like her came to a litfest, surely.