Hilary Mantel


Hilary Mantel is the two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize for her best-selling novels, Wolf Hall, and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies—an unprecedented achievement. The Royal Shakespeare Company recently adapted Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies for the stage to colossal critical acclaim and a BBC/Masterpiece six-part adaption of the novels will broadcast in 2015.

The author of fourteen books, including A Place of Greater SafetyBeyond Black, and the memoir Giving up the Ghost, she is currently at work on the third installment of the Thomas Cromwell Trilogy.

Awards:

  • 1987 Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize
  • 1990 Southern Arts Literature Prize for Fludd
  • 1990 Cheltenham Prize for Fludd
  • 1990 Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize for Fludd
  • 1992 Sunday Express Book of the Year for A Place of Greater Safety
  • 1996 Hawthornden Prize for An Experiment in Love
  • 2003 MIND Book of the Year for Giving Up the Ghost (A Memoir)
  • 2006 Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia Region, Best Book), shortlisted for Beyond Black
  • 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction shortlisted for Beyond Black
  • 2009 Man Booker Prize for Wolf Hall
  • 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award for Wolf Hall
  • 2009 Honorary DLitt from Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2010 Walter Scott Prize for Wolf Hall
  • 2010 Specsavers National Book Awards "UK Author of the Year" for Wolf Hall
  • 2011 Honorary DLitt from the University of Exeter
  • 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction shortlisted for Wolf Hall
  • 2012 Man Booker Prize for Bring Up the Bodies
  • 2012 Specsavers National Book Awards "UK Author of the Year" for Bring Up the Bodies
  • 2012 Costa Book Awards (Novel) for Bring Up the Bodies
  • 2012 Costa Book Awards (Book of the Year) for Bring Up the Bodies
  • 2013 David Cohen Prize
  • 2013 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Bring up the Bodies
  • 2013 Honorary DLitt from the University of Cambridge
  • 2013 Honorary DLitt from the University of Derby
  • 2013 Honorary DLitt from Bath Spa University
  • 2015 Honorary DLitt from the University of Oxford
  • 2015 Honorary degree from the Oxford Brookes University

She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2006 Birthday Honours and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to literature.

 

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Hilary Mantel

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