LONDON (AP) — Scottish writer and standup comedian A.L. Kennedy has won Britain’s Costa Book of the Year Award for her novel about a World War II veteran whose work as an extra on a war film forces him to confront his past.
Kennedy, 42, will receive $50,000 for her novel Day (Knopf, 288 pages, $24), which the chair of the judging panel, author Joanna Trollope, called ‘‘perfectly, beautifully written.’’
‘‘[It’s] very witty, very lyrical, it’s quite dark,’’ Trollope said this week. ‘‘Her style is arresting. There’s a shadow of James Joyce in it.’’