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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hilary Mantel Wins 2012 Man Booker Prize!

Hilary Mantel was awarded the Man Booker Prize today for her novel "Bring Up the Bodies."  This is actually her second Man Booker Prize.  Most people wait a lifetime for one while Hilary has taken two.  The first for which she won was "Wolf Hall" in 2009.

"Well I don't know," Mantel said as she took the stage. "You wait 20 years for a Booker Prize, and two come along at once."
Britain's most prestigious literary fiction award is presented in London at a gala event each year.  The winner of the Man Booker Prize receives about $80,000.
Congratulations Hilary!!!

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