Hilary Mantel

Books by 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.

Interviews where books by Hilary Mantel were recommended

The Best Historical Fiction: The 2021 Walter Scott Prize Shortlist, recommended by Katharine Grant

The Walter Scott Prize seeks to highlight the very best of historical fiction—and in 2021, we find the shortlist dominated by Australian writers. Katharine Grant, the acclaimed novelist and chair of the judges, returns to Five Books to discuss the cream of this year’s crop, and the art of transforming the historical record into a creative exercise.

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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