NPR Interview with Hilary Mantel

November 27, 2012

Having recently won her second Booker prize, Hilary Mantel appeared on Terry Gross‘ show to discuss her latest book, Bring Up the Bodies.  This work is a sequel to Wolf Hall, which also won the prestigious award. When asked about her focus on Cromwell and Tudor England, Mantel responded that historians have always realized how central he was to Henry VIII’s time, but popular audiences tend to think of other figures as being more important. Enlightening talk from both a historical and a literary perspective.

Shira S.

Mantel Makes History with 2nd Booker Prize

October 18, 2012

Hilary Mantel was awarded the Booker Prize yesterday for Bring up the Bodies. She won her first prize in 2009 for Wolf Hall and this is the first time an author has been recognized for a sequel. She also is the only author to win twice in a such a short period. The novels are historical fiction based on the life of  Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s chief minister.

Shira S.

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