British author Dame Hilary Mary Mantel has died at the age of 70, her publisher HarperCollins UK announced today. Mantel is best-known for her Cromwell trilogy.
Mantel won the prestigious Booker Prize twice-- first in 2009 for her book 'Wolf Hall, the first novel in her Cromwell Trilogy which is about Thomas Cromwell's rise to power in King Henry VIII's court; second in 2012 for 'Bring Up the Bodies', the second novel in the Cromwell trilogy.
Mantel was the first woman and fourth person to receive the award twice, following in the footsteps of 3. M. Coetzee, Peter Carey and G. Farrell, as per Wikipedia.
Mantel's third novel in her bestselling Cromwell trilogy was titled "The Mirror & the Light' and it was published in 2020. Her third book in the Cromwell logy was was also longlisted for the 2,020 Booker Prizel
The British author's other works include historical fictions, short stories, and memoirs. Some of them are: 'Beyond Black', 'An Experiment in Love', 'Fludd", among others.
Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel has died, publishing company HarperCollins said on Friday. Mantel was 70. HarperCollins described her as "one of the greatest English novelists of this century".
Mantel's view of the British royal family were extremely critical. She had 'described the existence of the monarchy as irrational and her views have been criticised by several leading politicians, reports the Reader's Digest.
Mantel had been awarded the Booker Prize on two occasions, first in 2009 for "Wolf Hall" and again in 2012 for its sequel "Bring Up The Bodies".
Hilary Mantel, author of the 'Wolf Hall' Tudor saga, dies at 70