October 19, 2012
Let's hear it for the girl! On October 16, 2012, Hilary Mantel became the first woman EVER to win the Booker Man twice. The Booker Man is Britain's most prestigious award for literary fiction. Upon taking the stage, Mantel said, "Well I don't know. You wait 20 years for a Booker Prize, and two come along at once. Mantel now has the difficult task of completing her Thomas Cromwell trilogy, for which she is NOT counting on a repeat win. Congrats, Ms. Mantel. Well done!