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Top 10 of 2015

Tony Woodcock | Posted 12.18.2015 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

For me, this has been an interesting year of travels, adventures in distant lands, and new experiences. Wherever I have gone, though, I've taken the opportunity to explore theatre and musical performances, film, art exhibits, and the most intriguing books.

Adapting Wolf Hall: Mike Poulton Talks at the Morgan Library/ Contretemps at the PEN Gala

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.09.2016 | Books
Regina Weinreich

But this was an unusually interesting night at the Morgan, the eve of the PEN gala, and many in the room were slated to attend the writers' annual dinner that would honor Charlie Hebdo's Gerard Biard and Jean-Baptiste Thoret accepting the Freedom of Expression Courage Award on behalf of the magazine.

On the Culture Front: Airline Highway, 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, Holiday Cocktail Lounge, and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.05.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Broadway to many means big dance numbers and actors hurtling outsized emotions into the rafters. While there are certainly plenty of tiresome revivals and knockoffs alike that make an all too vivid case for this, there are also bold producers remaking the landscape of commercial theater with subversive, challenging and deeply moving musicals and plays.

The Many Thomases Of Hilary Mantel's 'Wolf Hall'

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 04.13.2015 | Religion

The ‘Splainer (as in, “You’ve got some ‘splaining to do”) is an occasional feature in which RNS gives you everything you need to know about ...

Hilary Mantel: The Star of 'Wolf Hall'

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Wolf Hall, based upon historic fiction by Hilary Mantel, focuses on the period in his reign when the king, smitten with the sexy Anne Boleyn, concocts a strategy for ridding himself of his wife of 18 years, Catherine of Aragon.

Aisle View: Inside the Corridors of King Henry's Court

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There's a rip-roaring, malevolently Machiavellian, viciously nasty, blood-letting saga of intrigue and incest on view just now. No, not in the cloistered cloakrooms of the U.S. House of Representatives; no incest there, presumably.

Why You Shouldn't Believe Everything You've Heard About Anne Boleyn

Susan Bordo | Posted 03.04.2014 | Books
Susan Bordo

Where did Anne the skanky schemer come from? In essence, she is the creation of a many-centuries-long telephone game that turned politically motivated lies into inflammatory gossip and alchemized that gossip into "history."

Why This Prize-Winning Author Is Treated Differently

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.23.2013 | Women

Do interviewers treat male and female authors differently? Eleanor Catton thinks so. Catton, who is the youngest writer to win the prestigious Man...

Dear Newshour: A Royal Birth Is Not a Lead Story

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 09.28.2013 | Media
Robert E. Murphy

It rah-ther annoys me. I feel sort of betrayed by a news organization that I much admire and depend on almost nightly for a review and thoughtful discussion of meaningful events and issues.

When You Finish Your Novel, What Then?

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.20.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

What is it like to finish a novel? The first time you do it, you feel utter euphoria, and you should. Unfortunately, what follows isn't always instant acceptance by an agent, an editor, or even your beta readers and friends.

British Author Calls Kate Middleton 'Plastic,' 'Designed To Breed'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.19.2013 | Books

Acclaimed author Hilary Mantel caused quite the stir after she defined Middleton as "a jointed doll on which certain rags are hung" whose "only point ...

Rare Visions In 2012: A Roundup Of Great Art On View

David Coggins | Posted 02.27.2013 | Arts
David Coggins

This year, politics consumed the culture and attack ads became common currency. That makes it hard for the creative class to decide where to reside: M...

Crowned Mantel and Her Cromwell

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 12.17.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I just finished Bring up the Bodies -- and, lo and behold, look who won the Man Booker Prize again?

Hilary Mantel Wins The Booker Prize 2012 With 'Bring Up The Bodies'

Posted 12.16.2012 | Books

Hilary Mantel has won the 2012 Man Booker Prize with her novel Bring Up The Bodies, becoming the first British author to win twice. The bookie's fa...

Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

Posted 11.11.2012 | Books

The Booker Prize 2012 shortlist was announced today, with the early favorite being Hilary Mantel's "Bring up the Bodies," the sequel to her Booker Pri...

'Wolf Hall': Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 10.15.2012 | Books
Peter Clothier

Wolf Hall is a fine read for the enthusiast of English history, then, and one that rewards the reader patient enough to submit to its length.

'Bring Up The Bodies' Is The Best Book Yet About Henry VIII And Anne Boleyn

Liz Smith | Posted 07.31.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

I am busy now reading Hilary Mantel's "Bring Up the Bodies." This is the best-selling hit sequel to the writer's Man Booker prizewinner, "Wolf Hall" -- a story that even amateur historians just can't get enough of -- the rise and fall of Anne Boleyn and of the men and women who rose and fell with her.

In New Novels, Hilary Mantel Triumphs (Again) & John Irving Is Confused (Sexually)

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.15.2012 | Books
Michael Giltz

Sex is not the same thing as love. Author John Irving knows this intellectually and having a bisexual at the center of his latest novel is not a big deal.

Bring Up the Bodies: A Review and Interview With Booker Prize-winning Author Hilary Mantel

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

In Bring Up the Bodies, the sequel to the Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel weaves a richly textured world that is at once deeply foreign and entirely relevant.

Unearthly Voices: Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 06.08.2011 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

One of the persistent motifs of Beyond Black is the triviality that pervades the spirit world: the idea that the dead are just as preoccupied with the temporal as they were in life.

'Wolf Hall' Wins First Ever Walter Scott Historical Fiction Prize

The Guardian | Richard Lea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The novelist Hilary Mantel added another literary award to her NBCC and Booker prizes when Wolf Hall won the inaugural Walter Scott prize for historic...

Literary MVPs: Have The Best Books Won The Most Prizes?

The Millions | C. Max Magee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With the awarding of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the 2009/2010 literary award season is now over, which gives us the opportunity to...

Orange Prize WINNER Announced: Barbara Kingsolver Beats Out Hilary Mantel With 'The Lacuna'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LONDON (AP) - American novelist Barbara Kingsolver took home the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction on Wednesday with her sixth novel, "The Lacuna,"...

The Orange Prize: Who Were the UK's Favorite Winners?

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As Hilary Mantel's Booker prize-winning novel Wolf Hall enters the final straight on even odds to take the Orange prize this evening, Lionel Shriver's...

Hilary Mantel, Booker Prize Winner, Says Girls Should Be Able To Have Babies At 14

Telegraph UK | David Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 57-year-old novelist said that society ran on a "male timetable" which dictated that women should have babies at an older age. "Having sex and ha...