British novelist Hilary Mantel, two-time Booker Prize winner, dies

Known for her trilogy. Adviserdedicated to the tumultuous life of Thomas Cromwell, the British author who had twice won the prestigious Booker Prize, has died at the age of 70.

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British novelist Hilary Mantel, the first writer to win the prestigious Booker Prize twice, has died at the age of 70, her publisher HarperCollins announced on Friday, September 23. “It is with great sadness that HarperCollins announces that best-selling author Dame Hilary Mantel passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family and close friends, yesterday (Thursday) at the age of 70.“, Indicates the editorial in a press release.

The author published her first book in 1985, It’s mother’s day every daybut she is best known for her trilogy Adviser, dedicated to the tumultuous life of Thomas Cromwell, one of the main actors of the Reformation in England. The first two parts of the series translated into 41 languages, In the shadow of the Tudors Y The power, twice earned him the prestigious Booker Prize. The latest installment, released in 2020, was also critically acclaimed and caused queues outside bookstores on its release day.

Born on July 6, 1952, in Derbyshire, Central England, to a family of Irish descent, Hilary Mantel (née Thompson) grew up with the handicap of being “poor northern womanhe said in his memoirs give up the ghostpublished in 2003.

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