Authors hold a copy of their award winning books at the Costa Book Awards in central London

 
Authors hold a copy of their award winning books at the Costa Book Awards in central London
Authors (L-R) Hilary Mantel, Francesca Segal, Bryan and Mary Talbot, Sally Gardner and Kathleen Jamie hold a copy of their award winning books at the Costa Book Awards in central London, January 29, 2013. Mantel won best novel for "Bring up the Bodies", Segal won best first novel for "The Innocents", the Talbots won best biography for "The Dotter of her Father's Eyes, Gardner won best children's book for "Maggot Moon" and Jamie won best poetry for "The Overhaul". REUTERS/Andrew Winning