The first of two Booker-winning novels in Hilary Mantel’s trilogy about the hazardous politics of Tudor England . Discover how she got inside Thomas Cromwell’s head, and watch her in conversation with fellow Booker-winner Pat Barker.
Hilary Mantel is the author of 15 books, including A Place of Greater Safety, Beyond Black and the memoir Giving Up the Ghost.
She has also published a short story collection The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher. Her most famous work is undoubtedly her historical trilogy about the dangerous court of Henry VIII. The first two novels, Wolf Hall (2009) and its sequel Bring Up the Bodies (2012) were both awarded the Booker Prize. The final volume of the trilogy, The Mirror & the Light won the 2021 Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction.