LONDON (AP) — Hilary Mantel, the Booker Prize-winning writer of the acclaimed “Wolf Hall” saga, has died. She was 70.
Mantel died “suddenly still peacefully” surrounded by close relatives and pals, publisher HarperCollins reported Friday.
Mantel is credited with reenergizing historic fiction with “Wolf Hall” and two sequels about the 16th-century English powerbroker Thomas Cromwell.
The publisher reported Mantel was “one of the biggest English novelists of this century.”
“Her beloved works are thought of fashionable classics. She will be greatly skipped,” it reported in a assertion.
Mantel received the Booker Prize twice, for “Wolf Hall” in 2009 and its sequel “Bring Up the Bodies” in 2012. Each were being adapted for the stage and television.
The final instalment, “The Mirror and the Light-weight,” was revealed in 2020.
The Associated Push