Hilary Mantel

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Summer books: Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls and more pick their favourites
Authors recommend their favourite recent reads, from addictive novels and fascinating cultural history to a game-changing graphic memoir

Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls, Anne Enright, Sara Collins, Ali Smith, Jonathan Franzen, Pankaj Mishra, Colm Tóibín, Sarah Waters, Olivia Laing, Ian Rankin, Robert Macfarlane, Katherine Rundell, Mohammed Hanif, Polly Samson and Fatima Bhutto

25, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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First editions annotated by Le Carré and Mantel to be auctioned
Other writers who have added handwritten thoughts for sale in support of English PEN include Ian McEwan and Margaret Atwood

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

02, Jun, 2022 @12:48 PM

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What we’re reading: writers and readers on the books they’ve enjoyed in January
Megan Nolan, Rishi Dastidar, Alison Flood and Guardian reader gladarvor discuss the titles they’ve read over the last month

Megan Nolan, Rishi Dastidar, gladarvor and Alison Flood

28, Jan, 2022 @3:55 PM

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Hilary Mantel play to close amid Covid uncertainty
Royal Shakespeare Company cancels planned extension of The Mirror and the Light in West End

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

26, Oct, 2021 @2:33 PM

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Hilary Mantel tells a great tale but ruined abbeys tell a different one, says expert
Final part of Wolf Hall, now on the West End stage, is under fire from English Heritage for its ‘Tudor bias’ in charting history

Julian Coman

24, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Hamlet; The Mirror and the Light; What If If Only
Cush Jumbo is a perfect prince, Ben Miles bows out as Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell, while Caryl Churchill gets to the heart of love and loss in under 20 minutes

Susannah Clapp

10, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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The Mirror and the Light review – Cromwell’s spell is finally broken
The climactic play based on Hilary Mantel’s magisterial trilogy has wit and grace but no great dramatic release

Claire Armitstead

06, Oct, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and carefully encouraged scandals
The long read: Its knack for creating tension and controversy has helped it remain an energising force in publishing for more than 50 years – but how do writers, publishers and judges cope with the annual agony of the Booker?

Charlotte Higgins

05, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Scientists identify key conditions to set up a creative ‘hot streak’
Researchers use AI to reveal runs of artistic success are commonly preceded by an experimental phase

Nicola Davis

13, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Hilary Mantel on staging The Mirror and the Light: ‘I should have been doing this all my life’
As the third part of her Thomas Cromwell trilogy hits the stage, the writer talks about the perils of political powerplay, fleeing Brexit to Ireland and setting her next novel in more recent times

Mark Lawson

09, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Hilary Mantel contrasts Dominic Cummings with Thomas Cromwell
Author adds Cromwell wouldn’t have gone on holiday during a crisis, in apparent shot at Dominic Raab

Aamna Mohdin

05, Sep, 2021 @12:57 PM

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Hilary Mantel: I am ashamed to live in nation that elected this government
Double Booker prize winner tells La Repubblica she may take Irish citizenship to feel European again

Nadeem Badshah

04, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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