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Christopher Reid on winning poetry prize

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The five winners of the Costa Book Awards, once known as the Whitbread Awards, have been announced.

The poetry award went to Christopher Reid's poetic tribute to his late wife, A Scattering.

The judges described it as an "intensely moving, compelling and honest" collection of "wonderful poems".

The BBC's Nick Higham asked Christopher Reid why he wrote about living with his dying wife.

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