23 Sep 2022

Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel dies aged 70

Culture Correspondent

She was the first woman to win two Booker prizes – for her historical novels about the life of Thomas Cromwell.

The news today of the death of Dame Hilary Mantel at the age of 70 has prompted tributes from across the literary world. Her agent said she was a ‘shining light’ for writers and readers.