Finally the announcement has been made. It is Hilary Mantel, who wins the Man Booker Prize for the year 2012, for her book 'Bring up the Bodies'. In the ceremony that is being broadcasted live on BBC News, Mantel just finished her speech, which she wrapped up by thanking her publisher formally. The prize was announced during a dinner ceremony at London's medieval Guildhall. The winning author will receive a £50,000 prize, in addition to the £2,500 awarded to all six shortlisted writers.