Hilary Mantel http://kunc.org en Book News: Man Booker Prize To Be Opened To Americans http://kunc.org/post/book-news-man-booker-prize-be-opened-americans <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Britain's most prestigious literary award will be opened to Americans next year. The Man Booker Prize is currently open to writers from the 54 countries in the <a href="http://thecommonwealth.org/member-countries">Commonwealth</a> and the Republic of Ireland. According to a report in <em>The Sunday Times</em>, "The organisers increasingly believe that excluding writers from America is anachronistic. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:21:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 49645 at http://kunc.org Book News: Man Booker Prize To Be Opened To Americans Book News: Two Authors Make 'Time' List Of '100 Most Influential People' http://kunc.org/post/book-news-two-authors-make-time-list-100-most-influential-people <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Two major authors were included in <em>Time </em><em>magazine'</em>s annual list of the "100 Most Influential People" — <em>Tenth of December</em> writer <a href="http://time100.time.com/2013/04/18/time-100/slide/george-saunders/#ixzz2QtzvvBDZ">George Saunders</a> and <a href="http://time100.time.com/2013/04/18/time-100/slide/hilary-mantel/">Hilary Mantel</a>, the novelist behind <em>Wolf Hall</em> and <em>Bring Up the Bodies</em>. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 11:13:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 43126 at http://kunc.org Book News: Two Authors Make 'Time' List Of '100 Most Influential People' Book News: Hilary Mantel Gets A Sales Boost After Kate Middleton Controversy http://kunc.org/post/book-news-hilary-mantel-gets-sales-boost-after-kate-middleton-controversy <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Booker-winning author Hilary Mantel's novels have gotten a <a href="http://www.thebookseller.com/news/mantel-climbs-amazon-charts-press-storm-continues.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter">sales boost</a> after the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/19/172434738/booker-winning-authors-remarks-about-kate-middleton-play-out-in-u-k-media">firestorm</a> in the U.K. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:58:00 +0000 40435 at http://kunc.org Book News: Hilary Mantel Gets A Sales Boost After Kate Middleton Controversy Booker-Winning Author's Remarks About Kate Middleton Play Out In U.K. Media http://kunc.org/post/booker-winning-authors-remarks-about-kate-middleton-play-out-uk-media <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/10/16/163036766/hilary-mantel-wins-man-booker-prize-for-bring-up-the-bodies">Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel</a> is facing criticism over remarks about the former Kate Middleton in a recent speech.<p>First, some background to the controversy: In a speech at the British Museum earlier this month that was reproduced this week in the <em><a href="http://www.lrb.co.uk/v35/n04/hilary-mantel/royal-bodies">London Review of Books</a></em>, Mantel recalled a festival at which she was asked to name a famous person and choose a book to give them Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:57:00 +0000 40423 at http://kunc.org Booker-Winning Author's Remarks About Kate Middleton Play Out In U.K. Media Hilary Mantel First Woman To Win Booker Prize Twice http://kunc.org/post/hilary-mantel-first-woman-win-booker-prize-twice Writer Hilary Mantel has won her second Man Booker prize. She was recognized for her book, Bring Up The Bodies. Mantel is the first British writer and woman to win the award more than once. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 23:06:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 35140 at http://kunc.org