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Damian Lewis' Wolf Hall Breaks Tv Viewing Record

Damian Lewis is celebrating after his Tv adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall broke viewing records in the U.K.The six-part adaptation of two of Mantel's novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, starring Mark...

Author Hilary Mantel Appointed A Dame By Prince Charles

Bestselling British author Hilary Mantel has officially been made a dame after attending a ceremony with Prince Charles on Friday (06Feb15).The Booker Prize-winning novelist, 62, was among those recognised by Queen Elizabeth Ii in her...

Bbc Adaption Of 'Wolf Hall': What We Know So Far

It may be nearly two years since BBC Two first announced that it would be adapting Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize historical novel Wolf Hall, but details about the series are only just beginning to...

Damian Lewis To Play Henry Viii In Wolf Hall Adaptation

Damian Lewis is set to play English king Henry Viii in a Tv adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning novel Wolf Hall.The Homeland actor will star opposite Mark Rylance, who will play Thomas Cromwell, in...

Decision To Include Us Books In Man Booker Prize Splits Critics

It has been announced that from next year the Man Booker Prize will be open to all authors across the English-speaking world, including America. Previously, the prestigious literary award only considered those within the British,...

Man Booker Prize To Include American Authors, But Will It Lose Its Identity?

In a move that could potentially see American literary heavyweights including Jonathan Franzen, Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo being honoured for their work in the UK, organizers of the Man Booker Prize - Britain's most...

The Man Booker Prize Will Allow American Authors To Enter For The First Time In 2014

The Man Booker Prize has served as the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Commonwealth's most prestigious award for books and authors since it's inception in 1969. On Sunday, 15 September, The Sunday Times reported that...

Nathaniel Parker To Play Henry Viii In Hilary Mantel Stage Adaptations

The Bodyguard star Nathaniel Parker is to play King Henry Viii in the stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel's multi award-winning novels about the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell and Anne Boleyn.Parker, who played Clive...

Will It Be Third Time Lucky For Colm TóIbíN And The Man Booker Prize?

Colm Tóibín has been nominated for the Man Booker Prize for the third time, for his 2012 novel The Testament of Mary. The Irish writer was one of twelve authors on the long-list, which the...

Maggie Gyllenhaal To Star In "Scintillating" Bbc Spy Thriller

After starring in the recent political thriller White House Down, Maggie Gyllenhaal will appear in the lead role in The Honorable Woman:a new BBC2 thriller that deals with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 35 year-old Gyllenhaal, who...

Canadian Sheila Heti Up For Prestigious Women In Fiction Prize

One of the new names on the list of nominees for the Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Orange Prize) is Canadian author Sheila Heti.Heti is up for the prestigious award with her...

Skyfall Caps Huge Year With South Bank Award

'Skyfall' won the film prize at the 2013 South Bank Sky Arts awards.The 23rd James Bond flick picked up the prestigious title at the ceremony in London's The Dorchester hotel on Tuesday (12.03.13), which was...

Why Has Kate Middleton Not Responded To Hilary Mantel 'Attack'?

Kate Middleton has not responded to the comments that Hilary Mantel made about her in a lecture, but the rest of the world has. Why has she remained silent? Many have expressed their opinions regarding...

A Week In News: Fans Mourn Mindy Mccready, Fergie Pregnant, Britney Has A New Man

Ten Thousand Angels: This week, we reported on the tragic news regarding country singer , who passed away at the age of just 39. Mindy will be remembered for her debut album - which was...

Wolf Hall Sales Sky-rocket For Hilary Mantel After Kate Middleton "Plastic Smile" Comments

When the double Man Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel delivered her hour-long essay on the way in which royal women are viewed, she most probably was not expecting the media furore that she sparked. Her...

Did Kate Middleton Need David Cameron To Defend Her Against Hilary Mantel's Remarks?

Hilary Mantel swiftly became the darling of the literary world late last year as she won her second Booker Prize with Bring Up the Bodies, the second in a historical trilogy about Thomas Cromwell and...

Hilary Mantel Sparks Outrage With Duchess Of Cambridge Comments

Award-winning British author Hilary Mantel has sparked outrage in the U.K. by labelling Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge a "plastic princess" and likening the royal to a "shop-window mannequin".During a lecture for the London Review of...

Kate Middleton Attacked, But Is She Really A 'Plastic Princess'?

Kate Middleton has been verbally attack by the Booker Prize winning novelist Hilary Mantel, who described the Duchess of Cambridge as a "shop-window mannequin" with absolutely no personality, whose only purpose in life is to...

Author Hilary Mantel On Duchess Kate Middleton: "Machine Made" And "So Different From Diana"

It's the fate of any member of the royal family to not only have their lives documented minutely, but also to be compared, ruthlessly, endlessly with everyone that has come precedes them. Hilary Mantel is...

Kate Middleton A Victim Of Mantel Abuse! Called A "Mannequin" By Booker Prize-winning Writer

Kate Middleton has come in for the leatheriest of shoe pie servings from double Booker Prize-winning writer Hilary Mantel, who claimed that the Duchess of Cambridge and current cultivator of the next royal baby was...

Hilary Mantel's Reign Continues, 'Bring Up The Bodies' Wins The Costa Book Award

Having won her second Booker Prize in autumn last year, and followed with the news last week that the RSC would be turning both 'Bring Up the Bodies' and 'Wolf Hall' into plays, Mantel is...

Royal Shakespeare Company Plan To Bring Hilary Mantels' Historical Novels To The Stage

Writer Hilary Mantel has been enjoying a continued fallout of success after her second novel in a planned trilogy of Tudor books, Bring Up the Bodies, won the Booker Prize - her second, the first...

Graphic Novel Wins Best Biography Prize At Costa Awards 2012 While Female Authors Dominate

It was a celebration of forward thinking; the kind of thinking that should be widespread, but until recently, was in the minority. The Costa Awards 2012 awarded a graphic novel a top prize, while recognising...

Two Bookers And A Costa? Could Hilary Mantel Do The Literary Unthinkable?

Hilary Mantel has been shortlisted for best novel in the annual Costa Book Awards, capping an incredible year for the Glossop-born author who released her Booker winning tome Bring Up The Bodies in May. The...

Man Booker Prize Judge: It Was Too Close To Call, But Mantel Wrote 'Best Book'

Man Booker Prize judge Amanda Foreman has written an article for The Telegraph, explaining how she and her fellow judges opted for Hilary Mantel as the winner of this year's award for her historical novel...

So, What's Next For Twice Man Booker Prize Winner Hilary Mantel?

Yesterday, Hilary Mantel made history two-fold: she became the first woman ever since its original conception, and first Brit ever, to win the Man Booker prize twice with her book 'Bring Up the Bodies', beating...

Man Booker Prize: At Least Two Judges 'Strongly Backed' Will Self For The Win

In the end, it was Hilary Mantel who made literary history on Tuesday evening (October 16, 2012), becoming the first ever British writer to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize twice. She won for her...

Man Booker Prize 2012: Historic Win For Hilary Mantel’S Bring Up The Bodies

Last night, Hilary Mantel made history when she became the first woman and also the first living British author to win the Man Booker Prize twice, BBC News reports. Not only that, but Mantel’s novel...

Hilary Mantel Breaks Records With Second Booker Prize Win

Author Hilary Mantel has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction for a second time.The writer picked up her first Booker trophy in 2009 for historical novel Wolf Hall and now the sequel, Bring...

Hilary Mantel Wins Booker Prize With 'Bring Up The Bodies'

Hilary Mantel has won the Booker 2012 with Bring Up The Bodies after weeks of fraught speculation and a neck and neck competition towards the prize between her and Will Self. Mantel instantly becomes a...

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