Booker Prize winner British author Hilary Mantel dies at 70

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Hilary Mantle, the first woman to be awarded the Booker Prize twice and author of the popular novel 'Wolf Hall', died in London on September 22, 2022, at the age of 70.


  • Mantle was awarded the Booker Prize in 2009 for the first novel in the Thomas Cromwell series, Wolf Hall, and in 2012 for the novel Bring Up the Bodies.
  • The third novel of the series 'The Mirror and the Light' was published in the year 2020 which was well received by the readers and was listed for the Booker Prize,2020 for a long time.

  • The Wolf Hall has sold over five million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 40 languages.

  • Its TV adaptation became a hit West End show and won a Golden Globe.

  • She was born on July 6, 1952 in Glossop, Derbyshire, England.

  • She graduated in law from the University of Sheffield.

  • In 1973, she married Gerald McEwen, a geologist.


About International Booker Prize :

  • The International Booker Prize is awarded annually to a translation of a novel published in the UK or Ireland.

  • The Booker Prize was established in 1969 by the Booker Mcconnell Company of England.

  • Under this, the amount of 50 thousand pounds i.e. 44 lakh rupees received is divided between the translator and the writer.

  • French novelist David Diop was awarded the 'International Booker Prize 2021'.

  • In May 2022 renowned Indian author Geetanjali Shree was awarded the International Booker Prize for her novel 'Tomb of Sand'.

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