Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel dies – Times of India
“We are saddened by the death of our beloved author, Dame Hilary Mantle, and our thoughts are with her friends and family, especially her husband Gerald,” a tweet from HarperCollins UK read. A devastating loss and we can only be grateful. He left us with such a wonderful body of work.”
We are heartbroken at the death of our beloved author, Dame Hilary Mantle, and our thoughts are with her friends and family, especially her husband, Gerald. It is a devastating loss and we can only be grateful that he left us with such a wonderful body of work. pic.twitter.com/VMXBMMatka
— HarperCollinsUK (@HarperCollinsUK) September 23, 2022
Born on 6 July 1952 in Glossop, Derbyshire, England, Dame Hilary Mantle’s works include historical fiction, short stories and memoirs. The British author is famous for his Wolfhall Trilogy (Cromwell Trilogy).
Mantle has twice been awarded the prestigious Booker Prize — in 2009 for his book Wolf Hall, a historical fiction novel about Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power at Henry VIII’s court. and in 2012 for the book Bringing Up the Bodies, the second novel in the Cromwell Trilogy. His third novel in the Cromwell trilogy, titled ‘The Mirror and the Light’, was longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020.
According to Wikipedia, ‘Mantel was the first woman and the fourth person to receive the award twice, following in the footsteps of JM Coetzee, Peter Carey and JG Farrell’.
Our condolences to his family, friends and readers.
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