Yesterday it was announced as the winner of the Costa Book of the Year, making it the first book to garner both the Booker and the Costa. The prize comes with a purse of £30,000 and, per an article in the Bookseller, the judges' decision was unanimous.
And, at the American Library Association's Midwinter conference in Seattle last weekend, Bring Up the Bodies was named to the 2013 Reading List in the historical fiction category. Per the ALA website: "The Reading List seeks to highlight outstanding genre fiction that merit special attention by general adult readers and the librarians who work with them." Awards are given in eight categories.
The Reading List committee helpfully provides readalike titles for each of the winners (see link above). Shortlisted titles in historical fiction were:
Sarah Thornhill by Kate Grenville (winner of the 2012 Australia General Fiction Book of the Year)
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (winner of the 2012 Orange Prize)
Sutton by J.R.Moehringer
The Cove by Ron Rash (winner of the 2012 Langum Prize)
For fans of Bring Up the Bodies and its predecessor Wolf Hall, there's also the upcoming miniseries to look forward to.