Hilary Mantel

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Dame Hilary Mary Mantel, ( man-TEL; née Thompson; born 6 July 1952) is a British writer whose work includes historical fiction, personal memoirs and short stories. Mantel has twice been awarded the Booker Prize, the first time for the 2009 novel Wolf Hall, a fictional account of Thomas Cromwell's rise to power in the court of Henry VIII, and secondly for the 2012 novel Bring Up the Bodies, the second installment of the Cromwell trilogy. Mantel was the first woman and fourth person to receive the award twice, following in the footsteps of J. M. Coetzee, Peter Carey and J. G. Farrell. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hilary Mantel has received more than 1,403,377 page views. Her biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Hilary Mantel is the 3,168th most popular writer (up from 3,619th in 2019), the 2,365th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,652nd in 2019) and the 280th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Hilary Mantel ranks 3,168 out of 5,794Before her are Günter Eich, Jacob van Maerlant, Mika Antić, José Enrique Rodó, Catherine Breillat, and Gloria Vanderbilt. After her are Mahasweta Devi, Olga Bergholz, Mikayel Nalbandian, Bernhard Severin Ingemann, Luciano De Crescenzo, and James Aldridge.

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Among people born in 1952, Hilary Mantel ranks 179Before her are Karl Bartos, Tatyana Prorochenko, Yasuhiko Okudera, Ian Hill, Atsuyoshi Furuta, and Dalia Itzik. After her are Kevin Reynolds, Hossein Sheikholeslam, John Lurie, Ralf Edström, Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, and Rosemarie Ackermann.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Hilary Mantel ranks 2,365 out of 6,924Before her are William Froude (1810), Edward Granville Browne (1862), Fatboy Slim (1963), Freddie Highmore (1992), Simon Le Bon (1958), and Humphrey Gilbert (1539). After her are Henry Ireton (1611), Llywelyn the Great (1173), William Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst (1773), Rufus Sewell (1967), Maurice Evans (1901), and Renée Vivien (1877).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Hilary Mantel ranks 280Before her are J. B. Priestley (1894), Israel Zangwill (1864), Robert Burton (1577), Nick Hornby (1957), John Aubrey (1626), and Eleanor Hibbert (1906). After her are Renée Vivien (1877), Josephine Tey (1896), Penelope Fitzgerald (1916), Rosemary Sutcliff (1920), Andrew Marvell (1621), and Edwin Arnold (1832).