British author Hilary Mantel has died, according to her UK publisher, the British PA news agency announced on Friday that the successful author died “suddenly but peacefully” surrounded by her family. He was 70 years old.
The award-winning author, critic and lawyer gained worldwide recognition for his historical novels. In 2009, he won the Booker Prize, the most important British literary award, for the novel “Wolves”. Mantel won the award again in 2012 with “Falken”.
His last book, “Learning to Speak”, was published in 2022. His publisher, Harper-Collins, described PA Mantel as “one of the greatest English storytellers of this century. His admirable works are considered modern classics.’