Announcement of the Man Booker Prize

Author Hilary Mantel has won the 2012 Man Booker Prize for her book Bring Up The Bodies. Picked by judges out of a pool of 145  books, this is Hilary Mantel’s second Man Booker Prize, placing her in the select few who have won the prize twice.  Peter Carey and J.M. Coetzee are the only other authors who have won the prize two times.

She is the first author to win the prize with a sequel, with Wolf Hall being awarded the prize in 2009.

Read more at the official website: http://www.themanbookerprize.com/news/hilary-mantel-wins-2012-man-booker-prize

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