Hilary Mantel

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Chan Kam-lam

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Sunday, 24 February, 2013, 1:50am

British author Mantel slams ‘plastic princess’ Kate

British novelist Hilary Mantel faced criticism on Tuesday after describing Prince William’s wife Catherine as a 'shop window mannequin'. Photos: AFP and EPA

British novelist Hilary Mantel faced criticism on Tuesday after describing Prince William’s wife Catherine as a “shop window mannequin” with a “plastic smile” whose only purpose is to breed.

6 May 2015 - 4:46pm

Funding withdrawn for Man Asian Literary Prize

The Man Asian Literary Prize. Photo: AFP

Asia's top literary award received a huge blow after it was announced that its title sponsor will withdraw its funding this year. The Man Asian Literary Prize, awarded by a Hong Kong-based committee to an Asian writer, has lost the support of the Man Group and is now searching for a new sponsor. The Man Group's sponsorship not only included the prize money, but also all the organisational costs, including administration and publicity. An exact figure was not given, but organisers described it as a "high value and visibility" sponsorship.

18 Oct 2012 - 7:57am

Hilary Mantel does Booker double with 'Bring Up the Bodies'

Author Hilary Mantel is HK$625,000 richer for her award. Photo: AFP

British writer Hilary Mantel has won the prestigious Man Booker literary prize for a second time with her blood-soaked Tudor saga Bring Up the Bodies, which the head of the judging panel said had "rewritten the book" on historical fiction.

18 Oct 2012 - 3:37am

Hilary Mantel makes history with second Booker fiction prize

Briton Hilary Mantel wins the Man Booker Prize for fiction for "Bringing Up the Bodies". Photo: AP

Hilary Mantel wrote herself into the history books on Tuesday, becoming the first woman and Briton to win the coveted Man Booker prize for fiction twice with Bring Up the Bodies.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Mantel could make history with Booker Prize double

Winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize British novelist Hilary Mantel poses for photographers with her book 'Wolf Hall'. Photo: EPA

Hilary Mantel is favoured to become the first woman to win the coveted Man Booker Prize for fiction twice, with her historical novel Bring Up the Bodies ahead of Will Self’s Umbrella in the bookmakers’ rankings.

12 Oct 2012 - 6:54pm

Odd but interesting golf-centred story

Odd but interesting golf-centred story

The Yips

by Nicola Barker

Fourth Estate


19 Aug 2012 - 11:36am

Bring Up the Bodies

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (read by Simon Vance) Fourth Estate (audiobook)

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Take a bead on what to read

So, farewell 2011. You were a strange year where books were concerned. Julian Barnes triumphed at the Man Booker, at last. But like Howard Jacobson the year before, it was a pyrrhic victory won with a so-so novel, The Sense of an Ending.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel Fourth Estate HK$121

21 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Sacred Hearts

Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant Virago, HK$108

21 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Worlds apart

A Change of Climate by Hilary Mantel Viking $255 HILARY Mantel's latest novel spans two continents and three decades. Its central characters are a Norfolk couple Ralph and Anna Eldred who shortly after their marriage sail to South Africa and a new life as missionaries in the black township of Elim on the outskirts of Pretoria.

14 May 1994 - 12:00am