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Andrew Miller wins Costa Book Award for Pure

Andrew Miller, previous winner of the Impac Dublin prize and the James Tait Black award, has just scooped the Costa Book Award for Pure, set in pre-Revolutionary Paris. The judges praised Pure for being ‘a rich and brilliant historical novel of death and superstition. It is a morality tale which engrosses with its vivid evocation of pre-revolutionary France.”

Pure is set in 1785 and follows the story of a young engineer, Jean-Baptiste Baratte, – charged with demolishing Paris’s oldest cemetery and removing the corpses.

Read more about the Award ceremony and the judges here, as well as an interview with Andrew Miller here.

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