Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel (1952-2022) was an English novelist, regarded as one of the greatest of her time. She was the first woman and the first British author to win 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 ground-breaking Wolf Hall Trilogy, The Mirror & the Light, was published in 2020 to huge critical acclaim and was longlisted for the Booker Prize.

Mantel was the author of fourteen novels, two books of short fiction, a memoir and a book of essays, Mantel Pieces. She was appointed DBE and a Companion of Literature, and her work has been translated into thirty-six languages.