The winners of each category in the Costa Book Awards are:
First Novel: Sadie Jones’ “The Outcast” – Also if you have not seen it before check out our Sadie Jones interview
Novel: Sebastian Barry’s “The Secret Scripture”
Biography: Diana Athill’s “Somewhere Towards the End”
Poetry: Adam Foulds’ “The Broken Word”
Children’s Book: Michelle Magorian’s “Just Henry”
Each of these winners received 5,000 pounds or around $7,500. The recipient of the Costa Book of the Year award, and the mammoth 50,000 pound prize, will be announced on January 27.