2012 Man Booker Award Winner Announced

From a recent story in the Washington Post:

“Hilary Mantel won the Man Booker Prize last Tuesday night, becoming the first British writer and the first woman to win Britain’s most prestigious literary award more than once.

Mantel took home the 50,000-pound (about $82,000) prize for Bring Up the Bodies, the second volume of her planned trilogy about Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII. Her first volume, Wolf Hall, won the Booker in 2009 and was a bestseller in the United States.”

Both of Mantel’s books, like all previous Booker prize winners (and most finalists) are part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s collections.

And last week, The New Yorker published this fascinating story about Mantel and her writing career.

Finally, you might want to take a look at the Huffington Post’s 12 Things You Didn’t Know about the Booker.


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