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Award-winning novelist says she has "absolutely nothing to apologise for"
Setting the patois among the pigeons
After her second win, can Hilary Mantel make it a hat-trick? Perhaps, but the final part of any trilogy, as Simon Usborne discovers, is a very tricky beast
Hilary Mantel has promised to use her third instalment of her Thomas Cromwell trilogy to "bring it home in style".
Hilary Mantel is favoured to become the first woman to win the coveted Man Booker Prize for fiction twice, with her historical novel Bring Up the Bodies ahead of Will Self's Umbrella in the bookmakers' rankings.
The Week in Books
Many view Nick Clegg as a frustrated politician, unable to promote the Liberal Democrats' agenda in a predominantly Conservative coalition. Now it has emerged that the Deputy Prime Minister is also a frustrated author, having penned a "shockingly bad" draft of a novel in his early twenties.
Former Orange Prize winner Ann Patchett could pick up the prestigious literary prize for a second time after she was nominated again 10 years after she first won.
In north London, book-lovers have put David Cameron's Big Society into practice. And nationwide the issue has struck a chord
Panel defend choice of 29-year-old actor amidst controversy over 'dumbing down' of prize
A publisher operating out of a bedroom in a flat in the Scottish Highlands has had one of its novels longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
This wry, philosophical take on office infidelity is hilarious at times, while also making you re-evaluate everything a novel can be
Many disgruntled authors have expressed displeasure at being overlooked by the Man Booker prize as nominees. Yesterday, the espionage writer John Le Carré surprised the literary establishment by complaining about the opposite.