Miller Wins $47,000 Costa Prize After Judges’ ‘Fierce’ Debate

Andrew Miller won the Costa Book of the Year award last night for “Pure,” a novel about pre-Revolutionary France. He defeated four other authors including the bookies’ favorite, biographer Matthew Hollis, and the U.K. poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, to collect a prize of 30,000 pounds ($46,760).

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