Women Authors Sweep All Five Categories In Costa Awards
"Mary Talbot's Dotter of Her Father's Eyes
, which was illustrated by her husband Bryan, a veteran of the comic genre, won biography of the year while Hilary Mantel won the novel award for Bring Up the Bodies
; Francesca Segal won first novel for The Innocents
; Kathleen Jamie's The Overhaul
came first in poetry, and Sally Gardner's Maggot Moon
was named children's book of the year.
The Guardian (UK) 01/02/13