Hilary Mantel, celebrated creator of Wolf Corridor, dies aged 70

Hilary Mantel, celebrated creator of Wolf Corridor, dies aged 70

The Booker prize-winning creator of the Wolf Corridor trilogy, Dame Hilary Mantel, has died aged 70, her writer HarperCollins has confirmed.

Mantel was considered one of many best English novelists of this century, profitable the Booker Prize twice, for Wolf Corridor and its sequel, Carry Up the Our bodies, which additionally gained the 2012 Costa E book of the 12 months.

The conclusion to her ground-breaking Wolf Corridor Trilogy, The Mirror & the Mild, was revealed in 2020 to very large vital acclaim, an immediate Sunday Occasions bestseller and longlisted for The Booker Prize 2020.

Her writer confirmed she had died on Thursday “abruptly but peacefully”, surrounded by shut household and pals.

Ben Hamilton, who was Mantel’s agent all through her profession, stated it had been “the best privilege” to work with the author. “Her wit, stylistic daring, inventive ambition and phenomenal historic perception mark her out as one of many best novelists of our time.”

“Emails from Hilary have been sprinkled with bon mots and jokes as she noticed the world with relish and pounced on the lazy or absurd and nailed cruelty and prejudice,” he added. “There was at all times a slight aura of otherworldliness about her, as she noticed and felt issues us bizarre mortals missed, however when she perceived the necessity for confrontation she would fearlessly go into battle.”

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