Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Hilary Mantel wins the 2012 Man Booker Prize
Hilary Mantel just won the 2012 Man Booker Prize with her outstanding Bring Up The Bodies. I'm so glad I didn't skip this one. I was originally inclined to pass on it due to my low enthusiasm for Wolf Hall, but Bring Up The Bodies is an entirely different novel. Taut, exciting, and relatively independent of its predecessor, I wholly recommend this and think it's a great pick for this year's prize.
Mantel is also the third novelist (and the first woman!) to have won the Booker Prize twice (Peter Carey and J.M. Coetzee are the only others, I believe). She deserves all the praise she's bound to get with this win. Congratulations!