Dame Hilary Mantel

b. 1952

Dame Hilary Mantel was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1990.

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Articles by Dame Hilary Mantel

Second novels

Three novelists consider their own second novels

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Making fiction out of history

Beryl Bainbridge and Hilary Mantel on the art of historical fiction, chaired by Peter Parker.

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Dicing with darkness: Hilary Mantel on the darkness in her writing

Hilary Mantel discussing the lure of the inexplicable with James Runcie at the TLS Meeting, chaired by Peter Parker.

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Hilary Mantel, Harriet Walter: the lives of others

Hilary Mantel and Harriet reflect on how they get to grips with a character, compare notes on capturing personality on the page and the stage.

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