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."