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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.

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?

'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: 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.

The Lying Art Of Historical Fiction

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Judging historical fiction is not as simple as 'accurate equals good' and 'inaccurate equals bad'. It depends on whether the inaccuracies are construc...

Bastille Day QUIZ: The Bastille In Literature

The Guardian | Agnieszka Gratza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today is Bastille Day, when France celebrates the storming of the notorious Parisian jail, which set its revolution in motion. To mark the occasion, s...

'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...

Orange Prize Shortlist Announced: Barbara Kingsolver, Lorrie Moore, Hilary Mantel Are Finalists

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LONDON — American writers Barbara Kingsolver and Lorrie Moore and Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel are among six finalists for Britain's Orange...

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,"...

Orange Prize

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

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

National Book Critics Circle Awards Hilary Mantel's 'Wolf Hall'

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall," winner last year of the Man Booker Prize in London, was honored Thursday night on this side of the Atlan...

Indies Choice Book Award Finalists Announced

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The ABA (American Booksellers Association) announced the finalists for the Indies Choice Book Awards on Monday, which are chosen by any and all indepe...

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...

National Book Critics Circle Prize Nominees Announced

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Man Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel and National Book Award finalists Jayne Anne Phillips and Bonnie Jo Campbell were among the nom...

Wolf Hall or Wolf Blitzer?

Jane Isay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jane Isay

The news is on my nerves. I'm feeling sad for the world, and for my country. By now the sights that emerge around the clock from Haiti don't teach me anything more than I already know about the suffering.

Got A Kindle For Christmas? HuffPost Editors' Download Picks (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Looking for books to download onto that brand new eReader? So were we. Here's what Huffington Post editors (and one blogger) picked to read first. ...

BIG NEWS: Women Can Write!

The Huffington Post | Erica Jong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We have known that women could write since Sappho invented love poetry 2600 years ago. Emily Dickinson, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, George Eliot co...

The New Yorker's Best Books Of The Year

The New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Reviewers' favorites from 2009....

BOOKER PRIZE WINNER: Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

The Man Booker Prize | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Set in England in the 1520s, Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the...

Why We Can't Get Enough of the Tudors

S.J. Parris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
S.J. Parris

Why are we compelled to go on retelling the story of this troubled royal dynasty who lived and loved and fought and shagged and chopped off heads half a millennium ago?

The Man Behind the Man Booker Winner

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

In all of publishing and probably much of the world, there's just nobody else like Jack Macrae, the American publisher of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, which just won the Booker.

Best Of The Best Books Lists (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Best books, best of the year, best fiction, so many prizes. Who can keep track? We did. We culled them all, prize winners and best of lists from aroun...

The New York Times' Best Books Of 2009

The New York Times | The New York Times Book Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Book Review has made these selections from books reviewed since Dec. 7, 2008, when we published our previous Notables list. It was not easy pickin...

Hilary Mantel Wins Booker Prize

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's official: Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall (John Macrae Books, Henry Holt & Co.) is the winner of the Man Booker Prize for 2009. Yes, this is a time fo...