Friday, September 23, 2022


What sad news. British author Hilary Mantel, author of 17 books including Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies, and The Mirror and the Light trilogy, has passed away. She suffered a stroke on Monday and died Thursday. She was 70. What a loss. 

Parul Sehgal, a former book critic for The New York Times, wrote in a 2020 review of “The Mirror and the Light” that Ms. Mantel’s writing envelops the reader “in the sweep of a story rich with conquest, conspiracy and mazy human psychology.” Ms. Mantel was not just a writer of historical fiction, Ms. Sehgal said, but an expert in showing “what power reveals and conceals in human character.”

Read more in the NYT obituary here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Such a terrible loss. She was a brilliant writer.