Hilary Mantel: British author dies at 70

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British author dies at 70

Hilary Mantel is the creator of the "Wolf Hall"-Trilogy.

Hilary Mantel is the creator of the "Wolf Hall" trilogy.

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Hilary Mantel is dead. The author of the famous "Wolf Hall" trilogy died suddenly at the age of 70. Her publisher said so.

British writer Hilary Mantel has died. As her publisher 4th Estate announced on Friday via their official Twitter page, the award-winning author died at the age of 70. "We are heartbroken at the death of our beloved author, Dame Hilary Mantel," the post read. Thoughts are with her friends, family and especially her husband Gerald McEwen. Her death is a "devastating loss" and one should be thankful that Mantel left behind such a great body of work.

Hilary coat was considered one of the best-known writers in the UK. She is best known for her "Wolf Hall" trilogy, for which she was awarded the prestigious Booker Prize twice - in 2009 and 2012. So far, only her colleagues JM Coetzee (82) and Peter Carey (79) have been able to do this. The "Wolf Hall" series is about the English statesman Thomas Cromwell (1485-1540), who served under Henry VIII (1491-1547) and is considered the architect of Henry's Reformation in England.

BBC produced series on Hilary Mantel's 'Wolf Hall'

In Germany, the novels were published under the names "Wolfe", "Falcon" and "Spiegel und Licht", but have also become widely known as the "Wolf Hall" trilogy. The BBC produced a series based on the novels from 2012, also entitled "Wolf Hall". As stated in a follow-up statement says on the publisher's website, Mantel died suddenly.


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