Wrote “The Tudor Trilogy”
Writer Hilary Mantel has died
Her bestsellers ‘Wolves’ and ‘Falcons’ were both awarded Britain’s top literary prize. Well-known British writer Hilary Mantel has died unexpectedly.
British author Hilary Mantel is dead, according to her publisher in the UK, the British news agency PA reported that the successful author died “suddenly but peacefully” surrounded by her family. She was 70 years old. The award-winning author, critic and lawyer became world famous for his historical novels.
In 2009, she won the Booker Prize, the most important British literary award, for the novel “Wolves”. Mantel won the award again in 2012 with “Falken”. Both works are part of the “Tudor Trilogy”. Her most recent book, the volume Learning to Talk, was published in 2022. Her publisher, HarperCollins, described Mantel PA as “one of the greatest English storytellers of this century. Her admired works are considered modern classics.”
She will be remembered for her enormous generosity to fellow aspiring writers and her ability to electrify live audiences, Mantel’s manager Bill Hamilton wrote. In addition, Mantel has produced some of the best commentaries on topics and books.
Hilary Mantel was born on July 6, 1952 in Glossop, England. She studied law at the London School of Economics and the University of Sheffield. She worked as a social worker and lived in Botswana for five years, then Saudi Arabia for four years before returning to the UK in the mid-1980s. Mantel married geologist Gerald McEwen on September 23, 1972.