For the first time ever, a single book has won both the Man Booker and Costa Book of the Year prizes in one year. In a “unanimous” decision, Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up the Bodies, the sequel to Wolf Hall, won the prize – announced on the 29th January. Continue reading
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For the first time in the history of the prize, it was women that dominated the top spots for the latest serving of the Costa Book Award. The winners of the 5 categories receive £5,000 each and will also be competing for the Costa Book of the Year award (which gives £30,000 to the winner). The Book of the Year will be announced on the 28th January, with the winner of the inaugural Costa Short Story Award – voted for by the public – also being announced at the ceremony.
And, without further ado, I give you the winners of 2012’s Costa Book Awards …