Hilary Mantel wins second Man Booker Prize

The novelist won for "Bring Up the Bodies," sequel to "Wolf Hall," which also won the award

Published October 16, 2012 9:15PM (EDT)

Hilary Mantel won her second Man Booker Prize for "Bring Up the Bodies," the second novel of a planned trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, a minister to King Henry VIII. The previous novel, "Wolf Hall," also won the Man Booker.

The prize, worth approximately $80,000, goes to the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.  Mantel became the first woman to win the prize twice.

Watch a video of a May interview the author gave to the BBC:

Earlier this month the New Yorker published a profile of the author, "The Dead Are Real."

By Alex Halperin

Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.

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