Death of Hilary Mantel: The British author of the Wolf Hall trilogy dies at the age of 70

Hilary Mantel, the author of Wolf HallShe died at the age of 70.

The British writer died yesterday (September 22) “suddenly but peacefully surrounded by close family and friends,” Harper Collins said in a statement.

Mantel is best known for her epic Wolf Hall trilogy, which has been translated into 41 languages ​​and sold more than five million copies worldwide.

The books in the trilogy are fictional accounts of the life of Thomas Cromwell, and they have earned Mantel two Booker Awards – for Wolf Hall and its continuation Bring up the bodies.

Mantel became the first woman and fourth person to receive the award twice, following in the footsteps of JM Coetzee, Peter Carey and JG Farrell. The third part of the trilogy The mirror & the lightwas published in 2020 and was nominated for the Booker Prize that year.

Mantel publishes a new photo book, Wolf Hall’s Picture Book, this month only. It was created with the actor Ben Miles and his photographer brother George.

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