Wolf Hall Author Hilary Mantel Dies at 70

Hilary Mantel, the two-time Booker Prize-winning British novelist best known for the books “Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies,” has died. She was 70.

Her death was confirmed by her publishers 4th Estate Books and HarperCollins U.K. on Friday afternoon local time.

In a statement on social media, 4th Estate Books and HarperCollins shared: “We are heartbroken at the death of our beloved author, Dame Hilary Mantel, and our thoughts are with her friends and family, especially her husband, Gerald. This is a devastating loss and we can only be grateful she left us with such a magnificent body of work.”

Mantel is one of the U.K.’s most celebrated authors. Both “Wolf Hall” — which was turned into an award-winning BBC drama — and “Bring Up the Bodies” won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

In 2020, Mantel’s most recent effort, “The Mirror and the Light,” was longlisted for the Man Booker.

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