1998 Whitbread Awards

1998 Whitbread Awards

Book of the Year

:Ted Hughes, "Birthday Letters"

Children's Book

Winner:
*David Almond, "Skellig"Shortlist:
*Robert Swindells, "Abomination"
*J. K. Rowling, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
*James Riordan, "Sweet Clarinet"

First Novel

Winner:
*Giles Foden, "The Last King of Scotland"Shortlist:
*Gavin Kramer, "Shopping"
*Magnus Mills, "The Restraint of Beasts"
*Luke Sutherland, "Jelly Roll"

Novel

Winner:
*Justin Cartwright, "Leading the Cheers"Shortlist:
*Ronan Bennett, "the catastrophist"
*Barbara Trapido, "The Travelling Hornplayer"

Biography

Winner:
*Amanda Foreman, "Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire"Shortlist:
*John Bayley, "Iris, A memoir of Iris Murdoch"
*Ian Kershaw, "Hitler, Volume One Hubris 1889 – 1936"

Poetry

Winner:
*Ted Hughes, "Birthday Letters"Shortlist:
*Philip Gross, "The Wasting Game"
*Paul Farley, "The Boy from the Chemist is Here to See you"


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