Hilary Mantel

  1. Booker Prize 2020: Devon-based Hilary Mantel on longlist

    BBC Entertainment and Arts

    The Mirror & The Light by Devon-based author Hilary Mantel is among the novels longlisted for this year's Booker Prize.

    It is the third book in the author's Cromwell trilogy, and was selected for its "masterful exhibition of sly dialogue and exquisite description", the judges said.

    Mantel has previously won the prize twice - for the first two novels in the trilogy.

    The longlist will be whittled down from 13 to a shortlist of six in September.

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