British author Hilary Mantel has won the Man Booker Prize for her book "Bring up the Bodies".
It marks the second time Ms Mantel has won the £50,000 prize - a first for any British author in the competition.
"Bring up the Bodies" - the follow up to her epic historical fiction tale "Wolf Hall" - follows the life of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII.
Past winner Hilary Mantel has again been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, alongside first-time nominee Will Self. The shortlist is:
Tan Twan Eng - The Garden Of Evening Mists (Myrmidon Books)
Deborah Levy - Swimming Home (And Other Stories/Faber & Faber)
Hilary Mantel - Bring Up The Bodies (Fourth Estate)
Alison Moore - The Lighthouse (Salt)
Will Self - Umbrella (Bloomsbury)
Jeet Thayil - Narcopolis (Faber & Faber)
The winner will be announced on October 16 at a ceremony in London's Guildhall.