10.07.2009

Historical Fiction Takes the Booker




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Who says historical fiction isn't literary? Hillary Mantel's Wolf Hall won the 2009 Man Booker Prize yesterday, beating out A.S. Byatt and J.M. Coetzee - both veteran winners of the prize. Mantel's Booker win focuses on the life of Thomas Cromwell, advisor to King Henry VIII.

Author of 10 previous novels, a collection of short stories and a memoir, Mantel is considered one of the top British authors working today, though is she is largely unknown in the US.

Find out more:
Mantel discusses Wolf Hall.
Read more about her win at the New York Times.
Readers in the US will be able to purchase Wolf Hall on Oct. 13.

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