hilary mantel bring up the bodies booker prize gi Hilary Mantel wins Booker Prize for 'Bring Up the Bodies'English author Hilary Mantel has done it again. The “Bring Up the Bodies” writer won the Man Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday (Oct. 16) for a second time.

Per the Associated Press, Mantel took the award in 2009 for “Wolf Hall” and is the first woman — and the first British author — to win the prestigious award twice.

Mantel’s Tudor saga “Bring Up the Bodies” is also the first sequel to win the Booker. Both of Mantel’s prize-winning books are parts of a trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, the chief minister to King Henry VIII.  

“You wait 20 years for a Booker Prize, and two come along at once,” Mantel says while accepting the award in London. “I regard this as an act of faith and a vote of confidence.”

The head of the Booker judging panel says Mantel’s latest winning tome has “rewritten the book” on historical fiction.

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