Poet Christopher Reid has been declared the surprise winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award for a collection in memory of his late wife, hailed by judges as a "master work".
The Hong Kong-born poet's collection "A Scattering" beat the frontrunner, Irish author Colm Toibin, to pick up the prestigious £30,000 award.
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