"Brooklyn" wins Costa Novel Award

Penguin Books

Colm Tóibίn's Brooklyn, published by Penguin's Viking imprint, has won the Costa Novel Award 2009.

Brooklyn tells the story of Eilis Lacey, an Irish girl who emigrates to America in the 1950s. The novel fought off stiff competition from Man Booker-winner Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall. The Costa judges described Brooklyn as 'poised, quiet and incrementally shattering'.

The winner of the 2009 Costa Book of the Year award will be announced on 26 January, with Brooklyn competing against winners in four other Costa categories: poetry, biography, children's books and first novel.

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