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.