Hilary Mantel

Winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2009, and in 2012.

Hilary Mantel

Biography

Date of birth: 06 July 1952

Hilary Mantel is an English author who has written short stories, essays, biographies and, most famously, historical fiction. She is one of only a few authors to have won the Man Booker Prize twice, for Wolf Hall and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies.

She was born in Glossop, Derbyshire and studied Law at the London School of Economics. She moved to Botswana in 1977 with her husband and later spent four years in Saudi Arabia. Her memoir of this period, Someone to Disturb, won The Spectator's inaugural Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize. She returned to England in the mid-1980s.

Before the success of Wolf Hall she had written nine successful books and regularly wrote for The Spectator and other magazines and newspapers.

Book and writing awards

Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize 1990 (Fludd), Hawthornden Prize 1996 (An Experiment in Love), Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2009(Wolf Hall), Walter Scott Prize 2010 (Wolf Hall) and Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2012 (Bring Up the Bodies).

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Antonia Fraser, Margaret Forster and Peter Ackroyd.

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Read more on the Waterstones blog

The Waterstones blog has book news, fun book quizzes, competitions and more. Find blog posts about Hilary Mantel below.

My Book of the Year... Bring Up The Bodies - 28th December 2012

Queen Hilary - 12th September 2012

Mantel, Rankin and EL James win at the National Book Awards - 5th December 2012

Hilary Mantel Wins The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2012 - 16th October 2012

Costa Book of the Year 2012 - Hilary Mantel does the double - 30th January 2013

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Bring Up the Bodies

Bring Up the Bodies

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Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012, the 2012 Costa Book of the Year and shortlisted for the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction. With this historic win for 'Bring Up the Bodies', Hilary Mantel becomes the first British author and the...
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Bring Up the Bodies

Bring Up the Bodies (Paperback)

by Hilary Mantel

Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 07/05/2013
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd

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4 out of 5

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012, the 2012 Costa Book of the Year and shortlisted for the 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction. With this historic... Read more

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Wolf Hall (Paperback)

by Hilary Mantel

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 27/02/2010
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4 out of 5

Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2009 'Lock Cromwell in a deep dungeon in the morning,' says Thomas More, 'and when you come back that... Read more

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Beyond Black

Beyond Black (Paperback)

by Hilary Mantel

Format: Paperback 480 pages
Published: 03/10/2005
Publisher: HarperPerennial

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3 out of 5

A comically sinister tale of wicked spirits and suburban mediums from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up... Read more

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The Giant, O'Brien

The Giant, O'Brien (Paperback)

by Hilary Mantel

Format: Paperback 224 pages
Published: 03/06/1999
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From the two-time Man Booker winner, the story of the 18th Century Irish giant, Charles O'Brien. Charles O'Brien, bard and giant. The... Read more

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An Experiment in Love (Paperback)

by Hilary Mantel

Format: Paperback 272 pages
Published: 07/06/2004
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd

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Following 'A Change in Climate', this brilliant novel from the double Man Booker prize-winning author of 'Wolf Hall' is a... Read more

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A Change of Climate (Paperback)

by Hilary Mantel

Format: Paperback 368 pages
Published: 18/04/2005
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd

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From the double Man Booker prize-winning author of 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up the Bodies', this is an epic yet subtle family saga... Read more

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A Place of Greater Safety

A Place of Greater Safety (Paperback)

by Hilary Mantel

Format: Paperback 880 pages
Published: 05/03/2007
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd

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From the double Man Booker prize-winner comes an extraordinary work of historical imagination - this is Hilary Mantel's epic novel of the French... Read more

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Fludd (Paperback)

by Hilary Mantel

Format: Paperback 208 pages
Published: 18/04/2005
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From the double Man Booker prize-winning author of 'Wolf Hall', this is a dark fable of lost faith and awakening love amidst the moors.... Read more

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Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (Paperback)

by Hilary Mantel

Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 07/06/2004
Publisher: HarperPerennial

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From the two-time Man Booker Prize winner, a prescient and haunting novel of life in Saudi Arabia. Frances Shore is a cartographer by trade, a maker... Read more

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Vacant Possession (Paperback)

by Hilary Mantel

Format: Paperback 256 pages
Published: 16/01/2006
Publisher: HarperPerennial

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From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of 'Wolf Hall', a savagely funny tale that revisits the characters from the much-loved 'Every... Read more

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Every Day Is Mother's Day (Paperback)

by Hilary Mantel

Format: Paperback 240 pages
Published: 16/01/2006
Publisher: HarperPerennial

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From the author of the Man Booker prize-winners 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up the Bodies' comes a story of suburban mayhem and... Read more

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