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Whitbread Award Goes to the Dogs


Mark Haddon received the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year award for his novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.


January 28, 2004
— The murder-mystery, published in both adult and children’s versions by British publisher Jonathan Cape, was an overwhelming favorite to win the £ 50,000 U.K. award. The other Whitbread category winners are:


Whitbread First Novel Award
Vernon God Little, by DBC Pierre


Whitbread Biography Award
Orwell: The Life
, by D. J. Taylor


Whitbread Poetry Award
Landing Light, by Don Paterson
*book available from Amazon UK 


Whitbread Children’s Book Award
The Fire-Eaters
, by David Almond



Click here for previous Whitbread Award winners.



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