BOOKS
03/29/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Christopher Reid Is Surprise Winner Of Costa Book Award

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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