04/01/2012

Andrew Miller wins Costa Novel Award

UEA alumnus Andrew Miller has won the 2012 Costa Novel Award for his sixth novel, ‘Pure’, which is published by Sceptre. Andrew (pictured) graduated from the Prose Fiction MA in 1990 and published his first novel, ‘Ingenious Pain’, in 1997. This won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, the Italian Grinzane Cavour Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His third novel, ‘Oxygen’, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award and the Booker Prize in 2001. Another UEA graduate, Christie Watson (2008), won the £5,000 Costa First Novel Award, while Martyn Bedford (1994) was shortlisted for the Children’s Book of the Year Award. The overall winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award, which is worth £30,000, will be announced on 24th January.

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