Sad to wake up in NZ to the news of Hilary Mantel’s death. She changed the face of historical fiction, first with A Place of Greater Safety, then the Wolf Hall trilogy. A provider of good advice to other writers, a clear and concise giver of firm opinions. A real loss.
the wolf hall trilogy made and remade my mind, but my very favorite hilary mantel was her 2003 memoir "giving up the ghost" in which she wrote the lines: "Trust your reader, stop patronizing your reader, give your reader credit for being smart as you at least.”
We mourn the death of Hilary Mantel (1952–2022), a frequent contributor to the Review on subjects ranging from Jane Austen to colonial India to Annie Proulx, and whose novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies we are proud to have excerpted prior to their publication.
Dame Hilary Mantel, author of the best-selling Wolf Hall trilogy, has died aged 70. Known for her historical novels, she won the Booker Prize twice.
Back in 1990, on Speaking Volumes, she was asked to recommend one of her favourite books...
Hilary Mantel has died, at age 70. Revisit a 2012 Profile of the author of “Wolf Hall,” who said the Man Booker Prize-winning novel unscrolled before her: “I knew from the first paragraph that this was going to be the best thing I’d ever done.” https://t.co/1uPgRLPrbD
there's a line in wolf hall when cromwell dreams about his recently deceased wife and says when wakes up he must "learn the lack of her all over again." a simple line but each word chosen so carefully, always stuck with me even though it's such a quiet, easily forgettable moment
'When asked by the Financial Times earlier this month whether she believed in an afterlife, Mantel said she did, but that she could not imagine how it might work. “However, the universe is not limited by what I can imagine,” she said.'
What a loss. Vale.
We are deeply saddened to learn of Hilary Mantel’s passing. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and all those with whom she’s worked over the years, including the team behind the TV adaptation of Wolf Hall. https://t.co/apEe7XZ4KY
R. I. P. HILARY MANTEL
“When asked by the Financial Times earlier this month whether she believed in an afterlife, Mantel said she did, but that she could not imagine how it might work. “However, the universe is not limited by what I can imagine” https://t.co/yILDw0CYr0
Here's my tribute to Hilary Mantel (1952-2022), unabashed practitioner of the historical novel (A Place of Greater Safety, Wolf Hall etc), w. longer quotations, more facts, fewer errors/typos (but may have retained a couple, to keep readers on their toes)
Director of the Wolf Hall Screen Adaptation Peter Kosminsky @kosmoSFL joins me on @TimesRadio following the death of the great Dame Hilary Mantel: ‘I feel a great light has gone out’ ‘no one can replace her’
Amen. Wolf Hall got me through a badly broken leg. “Where in the Bible does it say ‘Pope’?” is still, as colleagues will attest, my go to line to challenge questionable orthodoxies… https://t.co/uWcO2WbpQq
How Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy turned Thomas Cromwell from villain to hero
The Booker winner brought fierce intellectual rigour to her reimagining of Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn’s story https://t.co/wbvqy0Rw6P
Hilary Mantel, celebrated author of Wolf Hall, dies at 70
The Booker prize-winning author of the Wolf Hall trilogy, "was regarded as one of the greatest English-language novelists of this century, winning the Booker Prize twice..."
https://t.co/glyNTxwjQK via @guardian
@AuntieSyzygy No. And I've had readers block for years. But I've been having a fancy for these lately and now she's dead. Other readers I know think she's brilliant. I saw Wolf Hall on tv and thought it was excellent. Fantastic acting by all, and sets.
2 really outstanding tv scenes.
@SoupelinaJail Only the Wolf Hall ones, which tbh I didn’t like as much as the TV adaptation, and bits and pieces of other stuff memoirs etc which I think brilliant. Away to read those properly now, when I can get hold of them. You?