UK Costa Book Award winners announced

9780701186999The winners of the 2012 UK Costa Book Awards have been announced. The Costa Book Awards are presented annually for titles published in the previous year by writers based in the UK and Ireland.

The winners are:

  • Novel – Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
  • First novel – The Innocents by Francesca Segal
  • Biography – Dotter of her Father’s Eyes by Mary & Bryan Talbot
  • Poetry – The Overhaul by Kathleen Jamie
  • Children’s book – Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner

Each of the category winners receive a cash prize of £5000 and each is eligible to win the  overall £30,000 Costa Book of the Year Award, which will be announced on 29 January 2013.

Published by

Clayton Wehner

Clayton is the founder and managing director of Boomerang Books. In a past life, Clayton worked for 12 years as an intelligence officer in the Australian Army and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College Duntroon and holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science and a Master of Management Studies (Human Resource Management) from the UNSW. He is also a trained Indonesian linguist and served with the United Nations in East Timor as an interpreter/translator.