The British writer Hilary Mantel is dead. According to her publisher in Great Britain, the British news agency PA announced on Friday that the successful author died "suddenly but peacefully" surrounded by her family. She was 70 years old.
The award-winning author, critic and lawyer became world famous with historical novels. In 2009 she was awarded the Booker Prize, the most important British literary prize, for her novel "Wolves". Mantel won the award again in 2012 with "Falken".
Her last book, the volume "Learning to Talk", came out in 2022. Her publisher, HarperCollins, described Mantel to PA as "one of the greatest English storytellers of this century. Her admired works are regarded as modern classics."