Ingrid Persaud Wins Costa First Novel Award 2020
Ingrid Persaud, Trinidad-born writer and artist living in London, whose debut novel Love After Love published in 2020 by Faber in the UK has been selected as the winner of the hugely prestigious Costa First Novel Award. The judges said the story tracing the life of a Trinidadian family over two decades, written in Trinidadian prose, was “teeming with life” and “full of unforgettable characters.”
Launched in 1971, the Costa Book Awards is one of the UK's most prestigious and popular book prizes and celebrates the most enjoyable books of the year by writers resident in the UK and Ireland. The prize has five categories – First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book – with one of the five winning books selected as the overall Costa Book of the Year on 26th January 2021.