The awards took place this evening (3rd April) at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Sebastian Faulks arrived in a Bentley with Devil May Care jacket model Tuuli Shipster. In his acceptance speech, Faulks proposed to share his prize with Sadie Jones, whose novel The Outcast was also shortlisted.
“You really should have given it to Sadie,” he said. “She invented her main character. I only borrowed mine.”Other winners included US President Barack Obama who won the Tesco Biography of the Year for his memoir of his youth, Dreams From My Father.
The awards will be broadcast on UKTV channel Watch on Sunday.