Hilary Mantel

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Hilary Mantel

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in Glossop, Derbyshire, England, The United Kingdom
July 06, 1952

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Hilary Mantel is the bestselling author of many novels including Wolf Hall, which won the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. Bring Up the Bodies, Book Two of the Thomas Cromwell Trilogy, was also awarded the Man Booker Prize and the Costa Book Award. She is also the author of A Change of Climate, A Place of Greater Safety, Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, An Experiment in Love, The Giant, O'Brien, Fludd, Beyond Black, Every Day Is Mother's Day, and Vacant Possession. She has also written a memoir, Giving Up the Ghost. Mantel was the winner of the Hawthornden Prize, and her reviews and essays have appeared in The New York Times,The New York Review of Books, and the London Review of Books. She live ...more


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Average rating: 3.90 · 142,788 ratings · 18,847 reviews · 49 distinct works · Similar authors
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell,...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 86,042 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas...
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 35,454 ratings — published 2012 — 74 editions
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A Place of Greater Safety
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 3,314 ratings — published 1992 — 26 editions
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Beyond Black
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 3,573 ratings — published 2005 — 25 editions
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Wolf Hall / Bring Up the Bo...
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 2,182 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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The Assassination of Margar...
3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 3,156 ratings — published 2014 — 27 editions
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Fludd
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 1,947 ratings — published 1989 — 16 editions
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A Change Of Climate
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 938 ratings — published 1994 — 18 editions
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An Experiment in Love
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 940 ratings — published 1995 — 15 editions
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Giving Up the Ghost
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 824 ratings — published 2003 — 17 editions
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April 2012, Hilary Mantel
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“Some of these things are true and some of them lies. But they are all good stories.”
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

“It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires.”
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

“If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to ­music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don't just stick there scowling at the problem. But don't make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people's words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient."

[The Guardian, 25 February 2010]”
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