Dame Hilary Mary Mantel is an English writer whose works include historical novels, personal memoirs and short stories. She has been awarded the Booker Prize twice, the first for the 2009 novel Wolf Hall, a fictitious account of Thomas Cromwell's coming to power at Henry VIII's court, and the second for the novel Bring Up. agencies 2012, second part of the Cromwell Trilogy. Mantel was the first woman to receive the award twice, following in the footsteps of J. M. Coetzee, Peter Carey and J. G. Farrell. The third installment of the trilogy, The Mirror and the Light, was released on March 5, 2020 in the UK and July after that was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Awards .
|Born||Hilary Mary Thompson, July 6, 1952, Glossop, Derbyshire, England|
|Occupation||Novelist, short story writer, essayist and critic|
|Alma mater||University of Sheffield, London School of Economics|
|Notable awards||Booker Prize, 2009, 2012, Walter Scott Prize, 2010, Costa Novel Prize, 2012|
|Spouse||Gerald McEwen (m. 1972)|
She received the Booker Prize for both Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, and is noted for her historical novels. Thomas Cromwell is the subject of both works.
She worked as a social worker in a geriatric hospital during her early age. Later trips to far-flung places like Botswana and Saudi Arabia influenced her writing.
She is one of just a few authors to have twice won the Booker Prize. She was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2013.
Gerald McEwen, her husband, left his job as a geologist to oversee her business concerns.
She was named to Time magazine's list of the most influential performers alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Christina Aguilera.
Award winner David Cohen. British essays. Winner of the Costa Book Award. Women's literary criticism. British historical novelists. English essayists. Criticisms of the Catholic Church. English literary reviews. Female historical novelist. Fellows from King's College London. Sheffield University Alumni. Ancient Roman Catholicism. 21st-century essayists TM_VZ! British novelist of the 21st century