• Hilary Mantel, author of “Wolf Hall” Tudor saga, dies at 70

    11 days ago - By Bésame

    LONDON - Hilary Mantel, the Booker Prize-winning author who turned Tudor power politics into page-turning fiction in the acclaimed “Wolf Hall” trilogy of historical novels, has died, her publisher said Friday. She was 70.
    Mantel died “suddenly yet peacefully” on Thursday while surrounded by close family and friends, publisher HarperCollins said.
    Mantel is credited with reenergizing historical fiction with “Wolf Hall” and two sequels about the 16th-century English powerbroker Thomas Cromwell, right-hand man to King Henry VIII.
    The publisher said Mantel was “one of the greatest English...
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  • British author of ‘Wolf Hall' saga Hilary Mantel dies at 70

    11 days ago - By Bésame

    LONDON - Hilary Mantel, the Booker Prize-winning author who turned Tudor power politics into page-turning fiction in the acclaimed “Wolf Hall” trilogy of historical novels, has died. She was 70.
    Mantel died “suddenly yet peacefully” surrounded by close family and friends, publisher HarperCollins said Friday.
    Mantel is credited with reenergizing historical fiction with “Wolf Hall” and two sequels about the 16th-century English powerbroker Thomas Cromwell, right-hand man to King Henry VIII.
    The publisher said Mantel was “one of the greatest English novelists of this century.”
    “Her beloved...
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