Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel (1952-2022) was a British writer whose historical novels brought the past alive, winning acclaim from the literary community but also admired by historians. She won the Booker Prize, the UK’s most prestigious fiction prize, twice. Once was for Wolf Hall, the first book in her trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, henchman to King Henry VIII. She won it again for the second book in the trilogy, Bring up the Bodies. But she wrote many books over her career—including a memoir, Giving Up the Ghostand several of her other books have also been highly recommended.

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Favourite Novels of 2020, recommended by Cal Flyn

Five Books deputy editor Cal Flyn selects her favourite novels from among those published in 2020: the year of the lockdown, a time when many of us found escapism and solace between the covers of a book. Her own book, Islands of Abandonment: Life in the Post-Human Landscape, a work of literary nonfiction, is out in January.

The Best Long Books To Read in Lockdown, recommended by Five Books

If you’re stuck in lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, it might be time to finally crack open that one long read you always meant to get around to, but slid down your list of books for whatever reason—not enough time, too many pages. Problem is, there are so many monster doorstoppers, and it can be hard to tell which are worth your time. The Five Books editors weigh in:

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