The category winners in the Costa Book Awards have been announced this evening, and they are:
Novel - Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
First novel - The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
Biography - The Pike: Gabriele D'Annunzio, Poet, Seducer and Preacher of War by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Poetry - Drysalter by Michael Symmons Roberts
Children's book - Goth Girl: and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell
The Costa Book of the Year will be revealed on 28th. January.