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Andrew Miller takes Costa prize for novel Pure

Andrew Miller has won the £30,000 Costa Book of the Year Award for his novel Pure, set in a Parisian cemetery in the run up to the French revolution.

Chair of the judges, London Evening Standard editor Geordie Greig, praised the book's "vivid rendition" of the era.

Mr Miller beat the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Moira Young, Christie Watson and Matthew Hollis to the prize.

He said winning was "unsettling" but "deeply pleasurable".

The BBC's Nick Higham spoke to Andrew Miller at the award ceremony in London.

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