Hilary Mantel Q&A
The two-time Booker Prize winner sat down with us on being longlisted for The Mirror & the Light.
The date is 31 June, 1943. An RAF crew prepare for their next bombing raid on Germany. It is a night that many will never forget.
Len Deighton’s devastating novel is a gripping minute-by-minute account of what happens over the next twenty-four hours. Told through the eyes of ordinary people in the air and on the ground - from a young pilot to the inhabitants of a small town in the Ruhr - Bomber is an unforgettable portrayal of individuals caught up in the wreckage of war.
Len Deighton’s 1970 novel was longlisted for the Lost Man Booker, in 2010.