Wolf Hall

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Mantel Scores Record 2nd Man Booker Win

'Wolf Hall' sequel makes her first woman to win prize twice

(Newser) - British author Hilary Mantel made literary history last night by becoming the first woman to win the prestigious Man Booker prize twice, and the first author to win it with a direct sequel. Mantel, 60, overcame 144 other entries to win the prize with Bring Up the Bodies, the second... More »

Historical Novel Wolf Hall Captures Booker Prize

Hilary Mantel's story set in Henry VIII's court was favorite for prestigious award

(Newser) - A novel set in the court of King Henry VIII won this year’s Man Booker Prize, Britain’s top literary honor. Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall was a heavy favorite, and the book drew praise from the panel of judges as “a thoroughly modern novel set in the... More »

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