Oct 16, 2012
By Michael Kramer
British writer Hilary Mantel has done it again.
She’s won the prestigious Booker literary prize for a second time.
Mantel wins this time for her Tudor saga “Bring Up the Bodies.”
She took the $82,000 award in 2009 for “Wolf Hall,” and has become the first British author, and the first woman, to achieve a Booker double.
“Bring Up the Bodies” is also the first sequel to win the prize. It and “Wolf Hall” are parts of a planned trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, the powerful chief minister to King Henry VIII.