Andrew Miller: "Writing is not a competitive sport"
18 January 2012 Last updated at 13:50 GMT
In a series of special Meet the Author interviews, Nick Higham meets the winners of this year's Costa Book Awards.
One of the winners of the five individual awards for fiction, first novel, biography, poetry and children's book will be named overall Costa Book of the Year on 24 January.
Novelist Andrew Miller talks about his book, Pure.