Hilary Mantel

Hillary Mantel: This Is What It's Like to Be on the Receiving End of a Hate Campaign
April 26, 2014

The double Man Booker–winning novelist on writing for the stage, finishing her Tudor trilogy, and the perils of being a woman in the public eye.

Why Is Pop Culture So Obsessed With the Middle Ages?
November 12, 2013

It is time, at long last, for me to admit publicly a dark secret that has haunted me since adolescence. In high school, I worked at a Renaissance Faire.

Bring the Dead to Life: Mantel's Booker a Boon for Historical Fiction
October 17, 2012

The Man Booker committee made the correct, though difficult, decision in awarding Hilary Mantel a second prize.

Alterna-Booker—Different Prize, Same Antics
October 16, 2012

Hilary Mantel has won the Man Booker prize for a second time, and, as far as we know, no behind-the-scenes wrangling led to her victory. But it wouldn’t have been surprising if some squabbles had taken place. The Booker has always been unusually contentious. So contentious, in fact, that an alternative prize—the “Not the Booker”—was initiated in 2009 by The Guardian to poke fun at the internecine debates and offer a more open contest. At least that was the plan.