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Hilary Mantel: recognition at last

By Tom Chatfield  

In April 2006, Prospect‘s diary noted that Hilary Mantel was overdue for a literary award, being more highly rated by her peers (as measured by their reading recommendations) than any other novelist never to have won a major prize. And thus it remained until yesterday, when Wolf Hall was awarded this year’s Man Booker Prize for fiction, to the loud delight of both critics and the reading public. Topping a top quality list, it was praised for being “a thoroughly modern…

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