Hilary Mantel, prize-winning Author of Historical Fiction, Dies at 70

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Hilary Mantel, prize-winning Author of Historical Fiction, Dies at 70

Sep 23 2022

The Booker prize-winning author of the Wolf Hall trilogy, Dame Hilary Mantel, has died aged 70 of a stroke, her publisher HarperCollins has confirmed.

Mantel was regarded as one of the greatest English-language novelists of this century, winning the Booker Prize twice, for Wolf Hall and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies, which also won the 2012 Costa book of the year.

The conclusion to her groundbreaking Wolf Hall trilogy, The Mirror & the Light, was published in 2020 to huge critical acclaim, became an instant Sunday Times bestseller and was longlisted for the Booker prize.

HarperCollins confirmed she had died on Thursday “suddenly yet peacefully”, surrounded by close family and friends.

Source: The Guardian

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