Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Hilary Mantel wins Man Booker Prize for second time.

Hilary Mantel has won the £50,000 (NZ$99,059) Man Booker Prize for Fiction for her novel Bring up the Bodies, published by Fourth Estate. Hilary Mantel is the first woman and the first British author to win the prize twice.

At 60, she is only the third double winner alongside J.M. Coetzee and Peter Carey. She is also the first person to win the prize for two novels in a trilogy, following her success in 2009 with Wolf Hall. There is the last volume of her trilogy still to come so her Man Booker tale may yet have a further chapter.

‘Perhaps the real object of envy is not the winner – she thoroughly deserves her triumph – but the readers who have yet to open Bring Up the Bodies. They have just won a prize too.’   – The Man Booker Prize Committee

About the Author

Hilary Mantel is the author of twelve books, including her dual Man Booker Prize winners: Bring Up the Bodies and Wolf Hall which has sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.  Her other novels include A Place of Greater Safety, Giving Up the Ghost and Beyond Black, which was shortlisted for the 2006 Orange Prize. Hilary lives outside London.  ...From the Publishers

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Bring up the bodies by Hilary Mantel, 2012

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, 2009

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