Hilary Mantel wins Man Booker

October 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

So, along with the Giller shortlist announcement, apparently there was some other prize being awarded today across the pond? Seems like it went to Hilary Mantel for her novel Wolf Hall.

From the Man Booker website (where the person pressing the “publish” button must have had a live link-up to the banquet hall):

Hilary Mantel is tonight (Tuesday 6 October) named the winner of the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for Wolf Hall, published by Fourth Estate.

Wolf Hall has been the bookies’ favourite since the longlist was announced in July 2009.

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel was picked from a shortlist of six titles. A.S. Byatt, J.M. Coetzee,  Adam Foulds, Simon Mawer, and Sarah Waters were all shortlisted for this year’s prize.

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