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Hilary Mantel
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Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel Biography

Hilary Mantel is the author of nine previous novels, including A Change of Climate, A Place of Greater Safety, and Eight Months on Ghazzah Street. She has also written a memoir, Giving Up the Ghost. Winner of the Hawthornden Prize, and the Man Booker Prize (for Wolf Hall) she reviews for The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and the London Review of Books. She lives in England.

This biography was last updated on 11/09/2009.

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Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall, discusses her Booker shortlisted novel at the the London bookstore, Daunt Books











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Bring Up the Bodies
Bring Up the Bodies

by Hilary Mantel

The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Wolf Hall, delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn.
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