Meet The Author: Hilary Mantel
10 May 2012 Last updated at 17:54 BST
Hilary Mantel has written a sequel to her 2009 Booker Prize winning novel, Wolf Hall.
Her new book, Bring up the Bodies - the second book of a trilogy - focuses on the story of Thomas Cromwell's role in the downfall of Anne Boleyn.
The BBC's Nick Higham went to a Tudor house in Devon to speak to the author.