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 director at 4th Estate, said: “A new book from Hilary Mantel is a treat. Where her last two novels explore how modern England was forged, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher shows us the country we have become. These stories are Mantel at her observant best.”
Mantel, who won The David Cohen Prize for Literature 2013, is the author of 13 books, including Wolf Hall, which won the 2009 Man Booker Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and the Walter Scott Prize and was shortlisted for the 2010 Orange Prize.
Her most recent novel Bring Up The Bodies won the 2012 Man Booker Prize, the 2012 Costa Book of the Year and was shortlisted for The Women’s Prize for Literature 2013.
Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies have been adapted for the stage and are currently being performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford.
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher will be published simultaneously by HarperCollins Canada and Henry Holt in the U.S.
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