Whitbread Book Award for First Novel

 

2003 selection

Vernon God Little

Man Booker Prize 2003, Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2003, Whitbread Book Award for First Novel 2003

by Dbc Pierre Canongate Books (June 16, 2011)

In the town jail of Martirio - the barbecue sauce capital of Central Texas - sits fifteen-year-old Vernon Little, dressed only in New Jack trainers and underpants. He is in trouble. His friend Jesus has just...


1995 selection

Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Whitbread Book Award for First Novel 1995

by Kate Atkinson St. Martin's Press (April 02, 2013)

A deeply moving family story of happiness and heartbreak, Behind the Scenes at the Museum is bestselling author Kate Atkinson's award-winning literary debut.

National Bestseller

Winner of the Whitbread Book of...


1993 selection

Saving Agnes

Whitbread Book Award for First Novel 1993

by Rachel Cusk Picador (February 17, 2015)

The acclaimed winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award, by the author of The Country Life

Chronically confused, terminally middle class, hopelessly romantic, Agnes Day lives with her two best friends in the...