Meet the Author: Christie Watson
16 January 2012 Last updated at 22:30 GMT
In a series of special Meet the Authors running each night this week, Nick Higham meets the winners of this year's Costa Book Awards.
One of the five winners of awards for fiction, first novel, biography, poetry and children's book will be named overall Costa Book of the Year on the evening of the 24th January.
Monday's interview is with Christie Watson on her book Tiny Sunbirds Far Away.