HILARY MANTEL

  • British author calls Kate Middleton 'shopwindow mannequin' February 19, 2013

    London: One of the most celebrated British novelists has launched a scathing attack on Kate Middleton, describing her a "shopwindow mannequin" with a "plastic smile". Hilary Mantel, 60yearold double Booker prize winning author, launched the unusually withering public attack on the 31yearold wife of secondinline to the British throne Prince...
  • British author Hilary Mantel wins 2012 Man Booker Prize October 17, 2012

    London: British writer Hilary Mantel won the prestigious Booker literary prize for a second time Tuesday with her bloodsoaked Tudor saga 'Bring Up the Bodies,' which the head of the judging panel said had "rewritten the book" on historical fiction. Mantel, who took the 50,000 pound ($82,000) award in 2009 for...
  • Hilary Mantel favorite to with the Man Booker 2012 October 16, 2012

    London: Judges are choosing the winner of Britain's most prestigious literary trophy from a shortlist that includes novels set in the court of King Henry VIII and the opium dens of Mumbai. Hilary Mantel is favored to win the 50,000 pound ($82,000) Booker Prize with "Bring Up the Bodies," a tale...
  • Booker Prize for 2012 to be announced today October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Man Booker Prize winner for 2012 will be announced today, as some are calling it "the book world's equivalent of Oscars night". India's Jeet Thayil is also in the running for his debut book Narcopolis, a prize worth 50,000 pounds. Indian writer Jeet Thayil's first novel 'Narcopolis',...
  • Indian writer Jeet Thayil on Man Booker shortlist September 11, 2012

    London: Indian writer Jeet Thayil's first novel 'Narcopolis', described as a compelling tale of Mumbai's hazy world of opium addiction, has made it to the sixauthor shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2012 announced today. Apart from 53yearold Keralaborn Thayil, authors on the shortlist are Deborah Levy, Hilary Mantel, Alison Moore,...
  • Wendy Doniger, Hilary Mantel week's top authors October 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Wendy Doniger's The Hindus: An Alternative History topped the nonfiction section of the bestseller list this week while Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel topped the fiction group. The top 10 in each section are as follows: Nonfiction 1. The Hindus: An Alternative History Author: Wendy Doniger Publisher: Penguin Viking Price: Rs.999.00 2. The Difficulty of...
  • Hilary Mantel wins Man Booker prize for Wolf Hall October 7, 2009

    London: A tale of political intrigue set during the reign of King Henry VIII won the prestigious Man Booker prize for fiction on Tuesday. Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall scooped the 50,000 ($80,000) prize. Mantel's novel charts the upheaval caused by the king's desire to marry Anne Boleyn, as seen through the...
  • Coetzee in Booker Prize race for third time October 4, 2009

    London: South Africanborn J M Coetzee could become the first writer to claim the coveted Man Booker Prize three times when the winner is announced on Tuesday, but bookmakers are predicting a different outcome. Their overwhelming favourite is 57yearold Briton Hilary Mantel, whose Wolf Hall, about the life and times of...