Hilary Mantel is the bestselling author of ten previous novels, including Wolf Hall, which won the 2009 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, Among her novels are A Change of Climate, A Place of Greater Safety, Beyond Black, and Eight Months on Ghazzah Street. She has also written a memoir, Giving Up the Ghost. The winner of the 2006 Hawthornden Prize, her reviews and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and the London Review of Books. Mantel lives in England with her husband.

Book List in Order: 16 titles


  • Learning to Talk is a dazzling collection of short stories from the two-time winner of the Booker Prize and #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Wolf Hall trilogy.With a New PrefaceIn the wake of Hilary Mantel’s brilliant conclusion to h...



  • “If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?” England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfa...



  • One of the most accomplished, acclaimed, and garlanded writers, Hilary Mantel delivers a brilliant collection of contemporary stories In "The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher," Hilary Mantel's trademark gifts of penetrating characterization, uns...



  • "She looked up and smiled. She had a face of feral sweetness, its color yellow; her eyes were long and dark, her mouth a taut bow, her nostrils upturned as if she were scenting the wind."In "How Shall I Know You?," a melancholic and ailing writer rel...



  • Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Kath...



  • In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political power England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, t...



  • A New York Times Notable Book of the YearColette and Alison are unlikely cohorts: one a shy, drab beanpole of an assistant, the other a charismatic, corpulent psychic whose connection to the spiritual world torments her. When they meet at a fair, Ali...



  • Stephen King meets Muriel Spark in Hilary Mantel's first novel.Evelyn Axona-medium by trade-and her half-wit daughter Muriel have become a social problem. Barricaded in their once-respectable house, they live amid festering rubbish, unhealthy smells-...



  • A dark and uproarious tale of revenge.Ten years have passed since Muriel Axon did her ma in, ten years of living in a mental asylum. But Muriel has not forgotten her welfare worker, Isabel, or her neighbor, Colin. Nor has she forgiven. There are stil...







  • New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the YearLos Angeles Times Best Book of the YearLondon, 1782: center of science and commerce, home to the newly rich and the desperately poor. In the midst of it all is the Giant, O'Brien, a freak of nature, ...



  • A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the YearIt was the year after Chappaquiddick, and all spring Carmel McBain had watery dreams about the disaster. Now she, Karina, and Julianne were escaping the dreary English countryside for a London Univ...



  • Ralph and Anna Eldred are an exemplary couple, devoting themselves to doing good. Thirty years ago as missionaries in Africa, the worst that could happen did. Shattered by their encounter with inexplicable evil, they returned to England, never to spe...



  • Paris in 1789 is a city of food queues and riots. This book looks at the French Revolution through the experiences of George-Jacques Danton, a lawyer determined to make a name for himself and Maximilien Robespierre, a lawyer terrified of violence. Wi...



  • When Frances Shore moves to Saudi Arabia, she settles in a nondescript sublet, sure that common sense and an open mind will serve her well with her Muslim neighbors. But in the dim, airless flat, Frances spends lonely days writing in her diary, heari...



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    One dark and stormy night in 1956, a stranger named Fludd mysteriously turns up in the dismal village of Fetherhoughton. He is the curate sent by the bishop to assist Father Angwin-or is he? In the most unlikely of places, a superstitious town that u...



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    In this extraordinary memoir Hilary Mantel reclaims the story of her life and the ghosts that have come to haunt her. From childhood dreams to the reality of family secrets, her father's mysterious disappearance and an adulthood blighted by medical n...


Complete Series List in Order

Anne Boleyn

1) Wolf Hall (Oct-2009)
2) Bring Up the Bodies (May-2012)
3) The Mirror & the Light (Mar-2020)

Award-Winning Books by Hilary Mantel

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories
2015 Audies -- Short Story Collection
Bring Up the Bodies
2012 Costa Book Award -- Book of the Year
2012 Costa Book Award -- Novel
2012 Man Booker Prize -- Novel
2013 Audies -- Literary Fiction
Wolf Hall
2009 Man Booker Prize -- Novel
2009 National Book Critics Circle Award -- Fiction
2010 Audies -- Literary Fiction