Mon, 22/09/2014 - 13:20
Man Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel has defended her story about plotting to kill the late Margaret Thatcher, after it was attacked by numerous commentators.
"The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher – August 6th 1983", the title story of a new collection of short stories to be published by Fourth Estate this...
Mon, 28/07/2014 - 09:00
Hodder is to publish a new biography of Thomas Cromwell, in the lead-up to the final instalment of Hilary Mantel’s prize-winning Tudor trilogy.
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII’s Most Faithful Servant (September, £25) has been written by historian Tracy Borman, chief executive of the Heritage...
Mon, 23/06/2014 - 09:20
Salman Rushdie, Kazuo Ishiguro, Hilary Mantel, Margaret Atwood, Howard Jacobson and Martin Amis are among the authors appearing at this year’s Cheltenham Literature Festival.
The festival, sponsored by the Times and the Sunday Times, will be guest directed by crime writer Sophie Hannah; writer and academic,...
Mon, 16/06/2014 - 09:10
Author Hilary Mantel has been made a Dame of the British Empire for her services to literature in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
The list, published at the weekend, also saw recognition for the retiring OED chief editor John Andrew Simpson, children's book specialist Julia Eccleshare, and IPG honorary president Sonny...
Fri, 02/05/2014 - 11:07
Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker will be among those joining the festival marking the “grand opening” of Foyles new Charing Cross store in June.
He will join authors Val McDermid, Sebastian Faulks, Anthony Horowitz, and double Man Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel participating in events at the festival, which will run from 11th...
Fri, 14/02/2014 - 09:30
Two Lee Child novels were the most borrowed books of the year from UK libraries in 2012-13, while Hilary Mantel and J K Rowling also saw books fly into the top 10, in the annual UK book lending figures released by the Public Lending Right.
But for the seventh year running, it is James Patterson who is the most borrowed author from UK...
Thu, 16/01/2014 - 16:14
A new collection of contemporary short stories by Man Booker Prize-winning Hilary Mantel – titled The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher – will be published this year.
4th Estate will publish the book on 4th September after acquiring the rights from Bill Hamilton at A.M. Heath.
Nicholas Pearson, publishing...
Thu, 02/01/2014 - 16:00
HarperCollins UK has seen a 66% drop in profits for the year ending 30th June 2013, according to results filed with Companies House.
Pre-tax profits at the publisher dropped from £8.3m in 2012 to £2.8m in 2013, a decline of 66%. Profit after tax stood at £1.07m, falling 80% from £5.3m.
Thu, 04/07/2013 - 15:37
Actor Ben Miles has been cast as Thomas Cromwell in the Royal Shakespeare Company's adaptations of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies.
The actor is best known for his role as Patrick in the sitcom "Coupling", and has also appeared in TV programmes such as "Cold Feet" and...
Tue, 14/05/2013 - 16:18
Hilary Mantel has scored her first ever Official UK Top 50 number one.
The mass-market edition of her Man Booker Prize 2012 winner, Bring Up the Bodies (Fourth Estate), was comfortably the bestselling book in the UK last week, achieving sales of 20,493 copies in its opening week on bookshop shelves.