British writer Hilary Mantell has died at the age of 70.
It is with great sadness that AM Heath and HarperCollins can announce that best-selling author Dame Hilary Mantel DBE passed away suddenly but peacefully yesterday, according to an announcement. telegraph.
Matt Mantell died surrounded by family and close friends.
Hilary Mantell was one of the greatest British writers of the century. Her much-loved works are considered modern classics. She will be sorely missed, according to the press release.
The cause of death was not mentioned.
Publisher 4th Estate Books wrote on Twitter that it was “devastated by the death of a beloved writer” and it was a “huge loss”:
The star author achieved an international breakthrough with the 2009 novel “Wolf Hall (Ullvetid)”.
Mantel achieved tremendous artistic and commercial success with his accounts of the Tudor period from the perspective of Thomas Cromwell, chief advisor and minister of Henry VIII. She has won immense praise and has sold millions of books. Many have been recreated on the theatrical stage and in television productions.
She received the prestigious Booker Prize twice and received a number of other awards.
Not least, in 2006 the author was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) and in 2014 Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
Her husband Gerald McEwen Mantel is survived. She was open about her desire to start a family, but endometriosis put an end to that.
VG has experimented with several Mantel books – see a selection below:
“Infuriatingly humble web fan. Writer. Alcohol geek. Passionate explorer. Evil problem solver. Incurable zombie expert.”