Hilary Mantel (2012 event)

Wolf Hall was one of the most remarkable novels of recent years and it has become the bestselling Man Booker Prize winner to date. And now Hilary Mantel has become the first British writer and the first woman to win the Man Booker Prize twice. Judges hailed her new book Bring up the Bodies as "remarkable" and that the book "transcends the work already written by a great English writer". You can hear her talking about her work in this live recording of her 2012 Edinburgh International Book Festival event. She talks to James Runcie, director of a stunning BBC2 documentary about Mantel.

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