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Costa Book of the Year: Auschwitz resistance biography wins prize

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Costa Book of the Year: Auschwitz resistance biography wins prize

Jan 29 2020

The Volunteer, a biography of a Polish resistance fighter who infiltrated the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, has won the Costa Book of the Year award.

The book, by former war reporter Jack Fairweather, beat four other titles to the prize on the day after the 75th anniversary of the camp's liberation.

It is the second year running that a biography exploring this period of history has won the £30,000 prize, following last year's win for The Cut Out Girl.

BookBrowse members reviewed The Volunteer last year for our early-reader program First Impressions and gave it glowing reviews.

Source: BBC News

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