Hilary Mantel

3:24pm

Tue October 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Hilary Mantel Wins Man Booker Prize For 'Bring Up The Bodies'

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 5:21 pm

Hilary Mantel, winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, poses with her prize shortly after the award ceremony in London Tuesday. Mantel, won the 50,000 British pounds (approximately $80,000) prize with her book Bring up the Bodies.
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"The whittling has finished," declared the website of the Man Booker Prize.

On Tuesday, judges awarded the prestigious literary award to Hilary Mantel for her historical novel Bring up the Bodies.

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8:26am

Sun May 6, 2012
Author Interviews

The 'Marvelous' Rise Of King Henry's Adviser

Originally published on Mon May 7, 2012 1:57 pm

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When Hilary Mantel's new book opens, the spark has gone out of Henry VIII's second marriage. His roving eye leaves Anne Boleyn and begins to settle on Jane Seymour, another woman at court. The monarch doesn't go to a marriage counselor or divorce lawyer, not when Thomas Cromwell is his chief adviser.

Bring Up the Bodies is the sequel to Wolf Hall, which won the Man Booker Prize and worldwide acclaim. It is also the latest in a planned trilogy about Cromwell.

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5:11am

Sat May 5, 2012
Author Interviews

'Bring Up The Bodies': Taking Down Anne Boleyn

Originally published on Sat May 5, 2012 11:01 am

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When Hilary Mantel's new book opens, the spark has gone out of Henry the VIII's marriage; second marriage, in fact. Anne Boleyn hasn't given him a son. Now, he finds the sharp remarks she makes that used to charm sometimes come at his expense. His roving eye begins to settle on Jane Seymour, another woman at court. But in Henry's time, a monarch doesn't go to a marriage counselor or divorce lawyer, not when Thomas Cromwell is the king's chief advisor.

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