Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hilary Mantel Does It Again - Bring Up the Bodies and the Booker Man Prize

October 19, 2012

Hilary Mantel, winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, poses with her prize shortly after the award ceremony in London Tuesday. Mantel, won the 50,000 British pounds (approximately $80,000) prize with her book Bring up the Bodies.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!

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