Mantel grew up in a large Irish Catholic family who had lived in England for two generations, the first six of them with their Irish grandmother, whose endless flow of speech and vocabulary she absorbed. After her parents, Margaret and Henry Thompson separated, she took the name of her stepfather , Jack Mantel, at age eleven . Her family background is the driving force behind most of her publications. Her novels are about the “lazy compromises of the people's church” and the “panicked fantasies of Islamic fundamentalism” (according to Patrick Bahners ).
Mantel studied law at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Sheffield , where she received her bachelor's degree in 1973 . She initially worked as a social worker . After their marriage in 1972, she lived with her husband Gerald McEwen for five years in Botswana from 1977 , then for four years in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia . From 1987 to 1991 she worked as a film critic for the Spectator . She started writing as early as 1974.
The Royal Shakespeare Company staged their novels Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies in Stratford upon Avon in 2013 . A television series of the same name based on Wolf Hall was broadcast on BBC Two in 2015 . The six-part production ran on Arte on German-speaking television . Also in 2015, DuMont published her autobiography Von Geist und Geistern . In 2018 Walter Adler designed a 26-part radio play series from her novel Brothers for WDR.
In 1987 she received the Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize , the Hawthornden Prize in 1996 , the Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 2006 and the Orange Prize for Fiction . In the same year she was awarded the Commander's Cross (English. Commander ) of the Order of the British Empire awarded.
In 2009 her novel Wolf Hall received the Booker Prize, the most important English literary prize. In 2010 she was awarded the Walter Scott Prize for the novel . In 2015, this novel was chosen by the BBC's selection of the best 20 novels from 2000 to 2014 as one of the most important works of this century to date. In 2012, the sequel to this novel, Falken ( Bring up the Bodies ), won the Booker Prize. After the South African JM Coetzee and the Australian Peter Carey , Mantel is the third person to have won the award twice. She also received the Costa Book Award in 2012 for Bring up the Bodies . In 2013, Mantel was awarded the David Cohen Prize for her life's work .
- Every Day is Mother's Day , 1985
Vacant Possession , 1986
- In full possession of your own madness , novel. Translated from the English by Werner Loch-Lawrence, DuMont, Cologne 2016, ISBN 978-3-8321-9832-9
- Eight Months on Ghazzah Street , 1988
Fludd , 1989
- The Assistant Preacher , Roman. Translated from the English by Werner Loch-Lawrence, DuMont, Cologne 2017, ISBN 978-3-8321-9872-5
- A Place of Greater Safety , 1992
- A Change of Climate , 1994.
- An Experiment in Love , 1995
The Giant, O'Brien , 1998
- The giant O'Brien , German by Charlotte Breuer, Krüger, Frankfurt am Main 2002, ISBN 3-8105-1266-4
Giving Up the Ghost (A Memoir) , 2003 (autobiographical)
- Of minds and spirits. Autobiography , German by Werner Loch-Lawrence, DuMont, Cologne 2015, ISBN 978-3-8321-9769-8 .
- Learning to Talk (Short Stories), 2003
- Beyond Black , 2005
- Wolf Hall , Roman, London 2009, ISBN 978-0-8050-8068-1
Bring up the Bodies , 2012
- Falken , German by Werner Loch-Lawrence, Dumont, Cologne 2012, ISBN 978-3-8321-9698-1
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher , stories. Henry Holt, New York 2014, ISBN 978-1-627792103
- The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher , Stories; German by Werner Loch-Lawrence. DuMont, Cologne 2014, ISBN 978-3-8321-9768-1
The Mirror and the Light , Roman, HarperCollins, London 2020, ISBN 978-0-0074-8099-9
- Mirror and light . Translated from the English by Werner Loch-Lawrence, DuMont, Cologne 2020, ISBN 978-3-8321-9724-7 .
As a 13-hour radio play series, the WDR 2018 produced the historical novel Brothers about the years of the French Revolution from 1789 to the fall and execution of Robespierre in 1794. With 200 actors involved as speakers, director Walter Adler staged .
- Literature by and about Hilary Mantel in the catalog of the German National Library
- Hilary Mantel in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Hilary Mantel's website
- Video on guardian.co.uk from October 7, 2009
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- Marion Löhndorf: When the needle of doubt penetrates. The British writer Hilary Mantel talks about her oeuvre, her view of Thomas Cromwell and a misunderstood speech. , Interview, Neue Zürcher Zeitung , March 2, 2013, p. 63f, accessed March 6, 2013
- "How easy it would be to shoot them" , interview, Die Welt , September 27, 2014, accessed September 27, 2014
- A woman possessed, always absolutely fluid. , FAZ from July 6, 2012
- Hilary Mantel , Official Booker Prize website with short biography, accessed September 30, 2012
- Wolf Hall ( Memento of October 8, 2009 in the Internet Archive ), Official Site Booker Prize with short biography, accessed on July 6, 2012.
- Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel A moving life story , review by Frank Meyer on Deutschlandradio Kultur on February 21, 2015, accessed February 24, 2015
- WDR: Kulturradio WDR 3: historical novel "Brothers" as a 13-hour radio play series - Press Lounge - WDR. July 19, 2018, accessed September 7, 2018 .
- Stephanie Merritt: The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel review - a shoo-in for the Booker prize . In: The Guardian . March 1, 2020, ISSN 0261-3077 ( theguardian.com [accessed March 6, 2020]).
- Sigrid Löffler : Brilliant, well-read, capable of nefariousness , deutschlandfunkkultur.de, published and accessed March 23, 2020
- Last Morning in Al Hamra - Shiva Naipaul Prize, 1987 , page of the Spectator with the award-winning text by Mantel (English)
- Message on zeit.de from October 7, 2009 , accessed on July 6, 2012
- Report on guardian.co.uk of October 16, 2012 , accessed October 16, 2012
- Message on zeit.de from October 17, 2012 , accessed on October 17, 2012
- Costa Novel Award Winner2012 ( Memento of the original from June 25, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 150 kB)
- As the first ever portrait of a living writer in the British Library; FAZ.net, February 14, 2014: England's first female author
- "Every day is Mother's Day" horror story with evil humor , DeutschlandRadio Kultur , April 20, 2016
- "In full possession of own madness" More than a malicious satire , Kultumea.de, November 1, 2016
- Hartwig Tegeler: "Idealists are the best tyrants" , deutschlandfunkkultur.de October 22, 2018, accessed March 23, 2020
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Mantel, Hilary Mary (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||British writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 6, 1952|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Glossop|