Two-time Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel dies at 70: Report

Dame Hilary Mantel won the Booker Prize for her works Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. She was one of the greatest English novelists of this century. Her beloved works are considered modern classics.
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British author of ‘Wolf Hall’ saga Hilary Mantel dies at 70

Dame Hilary Mantel died "suddenly yet peacefully" surrounded by close family and friends, publisher says. She won the Booker Prize twice for Wolf Hall in 2009 and its sequel Bring Up the Bodies in 2012.
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Booker Prize 2022 shortlist: A look at some short novels on the prestigious award’s list previously

Author Claire Keegan's historical novel Small Things Like These (Faber) is the slimmest book ever to be shortlisted for the Booker Prize. But the book is a work of heft that outweighs its size as it contemplates the dark underbelly of faith.
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Booker Prize 2022: Shortest books make shortlist

The shortlist includes two books that are the shortest ever in terms of word and page count. The winner will receive £50,000 (€58,000) and a specially bound edition of their book.
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The 2022 Booker Prize shortlist holds a mirror up to our warped society

This year’s six Booker Prize finalists were announced last night. All six titles have a common—and pertinent—theme running through them. They reflect a distorted but not entirely unimaginable version of the tumultuous times we currently live in.
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Booker Prize: The Shortlist For 2022 Has Been Announced, Here Is All That You Need To Know About The Books

The shortlist was disclosed in a live ceremony from the Serpentine Pavillion in London yesterday at 7.30 pm (British Standard Time) this year’s judging panel included some stellar personalities, starting with Neil MacGregor (Chair of The 2022 Booker Prize), Shahidha Bari, Helen Castor, M. John Harrison, and Alain Mabanckou. This year the judges were trying to find books in which “something momentous happens” and “demonstrate how great writing gives
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US authors Strout, Everett among Booker Prize finalists - The Washington Post

Authors Elizabeth Strout and Percival Everett are on a shortlist announced Tuesday for the 50,000 pound ($58,000) prize. The other contenders include Zimbabwe’s NoViolet Bulawayo, for animal fable “Glory” and ‘Small Things Like These’.
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