Hilary Mantel wins second Man Booker Prize

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

By Alex Halperin
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."

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