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Hilary Mantel

Biography

Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel is the two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize for her bestselling novels, WOLF HALL, and its sequel, BRING UP THE BODIES. Both novels have been translated into more than 30 languages and sold over five million copies worldwide. Mantel is the author of over a dozen books, including A PLACE OF GREATER SAFETY, BEYOND BLACK and the memoir GIVING UP THE GHOST. In 2014 she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Hilary Mantel

Books by Hilary Mantel

by Hilary Mantel - Essays, Fiction, Literary

In 1987, when Hilary Mantel was first published in the London Review of Books, she wrote to the editor, Karl Miller, ‘I have no critical training whatsoever, so I am forced to be more brisk and breezy than scholarly.’ Her subjects range far and wide: Robespierre and Danton, the Hite report, Saudi Arabia where she lived for four years in the 1980s, the Bulger case, John Osborne, the Virgin Mary as well as the pop icon Madonna, a brilliant examination of Helen Duncan, Britain’s last witch. Constantly illuminating, always penetrating and often very funny, interleaved with letters and other ephemera gathered from the archive, MANTEL PIECES is an irresistible selection from one of our greatest living writers.

by Hilary Mantel - Fiction, Historical Fiction

With THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with her peerless, Booker Prize-winning novels, WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES. She traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power, offering a defining portrait of predator and prey, of a ferocious contest between present and past, between royal will and a common man’s vision: of a modern nation making itself through conflict, passion and courage.

by Hilary Mantel - Fiction, Short Stories

The latest work from the celebrated author of the historical novels WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES is a collection of 10 stories, Hilary Mantel’s first collection since 2003’s LEARNING TO TALK. Many of these contemporary tales play with the conventions of genre; there’s even a vampire tale. But the title story, about an imagined attempt on the former Prime Minister’s life, will, not surprisingly, get the most attention.

written by Hilary Mantel, read by Simon Vance - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Anne Boleyn has failed to give Henry a son, and her sharp intelligence and audacity will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice. At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down.

by Hilary Mantel - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Anne Boleyn has failed to give Henry a son, and her sharp intelligence and audacity will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice. At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down.