So delighted that Hilary Mantel won the Costa Book of the Year award for Bring Down The Bodies. I was rooting for her as you will note from my last post (scroll down).
She now has such an excellent and significant body of work. Surely they should be considering her for something bigger - perhaps the Nobel prize for Literature?
But if it's possible I am even more delighted to say that yesterday at the awards alongside Hilary was my good writing friend Avril Joy who won the inaugural Costa Short Story competition out of an entry of nearly two thousand.
The cream always rises to the top, be it Hilary or Avril.