Alison Kennedy, novelist and comedian, wins the £25,000 Costa Book of the Year Award
A.L.KENNEDY WINS THE COSTA BOOK AWARDS 2007
Last night, novelist and comedian Alison Kennedy won the £25,000 Costa Book of the Year Award.
The author, who writes under the name A.L Kennedy, won with her fifth novel, ‘Day’, about Alfred Day, a psychologically damaged RAF gunner who returns to Germany in 1949, where he had been a prisoner of war, hoping to slay his demons.
This year’s Awards attracted 553 entries, including a record number of submissions in both the novel and children’s categories. The judging panel included famous faces such as Alex James, Joanna Trollope (Chair), Dylan Jones, Helen Lederer and Emily Maitlis. The awards ceremony was presented by journalist and broadcaster Mariella Frostrup.
Amongst the crowd at this Award ceremony was Erin O’Connor, Simon Mayo and Jane Asher just to name a few. It was a great celebration that saw a real appreciation for quality books.
Britney Spears & Adnan Ghalib Back Together, Have Car Crash!
It’s Britney and Adnan, bitch!
Britney and Adnan are back together again after a weekend that saw Adnan up in Santa Barbara for a private family funeral. Amid rumors that the couple had split over the weekend, Adnan suddenly reappeared today at Tony Taverna’s Greek & Eats in Malibu after Britney showed up by herself.
Departing the restaurant, one of Britney’s personal favorites, Adnan drives her to Pinkberry in Brentwood for some dessert. The two then head towards the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, but along the way are struck by a wayward motorcyclist who reportedly was driving too close to Britney’s Benz in an attempt to gain a close sighting of the star.
Finally, the couple arrive at the Beverly-Wilshire, and their security force is drawn together at once to hold back the hordes of paps trying to follow the couple inside.
The two will most likely stay in for the rest of the evening, as Britney has an extremely important court hearing involving her children’s custody tomorrow morning at 10 am in downtown Los Angeles.