Another Man Booker for Hilary Mantel's mantle

Lea, Bronwyn (2012) Another Man Booker for Hilary Mantel's mantle. The Conversation, .

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Author Lea, Bronwyn
Title Another Man Booker for Hilary Mantel's mantle
Journal name The Conversation
Publication date 2012-10-17
Sub-type Creative work
Open Access Status
Total pages 3
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher The Conversation Media Trust
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Subject Original Creative Work - Textual work
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...Shortly after 6 a.m. Australian time Sir Peter Stothard - Chair of the judging committee and editor of the Times Literary Supplement - raised his glass (as we lifted our coffee mugs) to toast the winner of the 44th Man Booker prize: Hilary Mantel for Bring Up the Bodies.

Sir Peter said that the judges had made their final decision on Tuesday after a lengthy and forensic examination. The winning book is ‘a very remarkable piece of English prose’, he said, ‘that transcends the work already written by a great English prose writer’...

Bring Up the Bodies is the second instalment in Mantel’s historical trilogy, following Wolf Hall, which itself won a Booker in 2009.

‘Nobody, including me’, Mantel said, ‘expects a writer to do it twice. But it would not be human to not want to win’.

Mantel’s triumph makes her only the third person in history to win a double Booker...
Keyword Man Booker Prize
Q-Index Code CX
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Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Mon, 25 Mar 2013, 10:06:55 EST by Dr Bronwyn Lea on behalf of School of Communication and Arts