Search results for tag: Hilary Mantel

US critics name their 12 best novels of the 21st century to date

A group of American critics have named Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, a take on the life of an overweight Dominican-American nerd, as the best novel of the 21st century to date. BBC Culture, the arts section of the international BBC site, polled several dozen US critics to find the greatest novels written so far this century, with 156 novels in all named by experts from pape... Read more

by | January 27, 2015


2014 will be remembered as the year Australian Richard Flanagan won the Man Booker prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North. We’re sure you’ll all recall that Narrow Road featured in our Best Books of 2013 list, along with Pulitzer Prize winning The Goldfinch and Stella Prize winning The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, so we feel very confident proclaiming that somewhere in this list... Read more

by | December 15, 2014

Have you won a Barbie, Hot Wheels or My Little Pony pack? How about 2 signed copies of Gone Girl or six of Hilary Mantel’s best novels?

We love giving away stuff at Booktopia, and during September we had the following prizes up for grabs: A Barbie, Hot Wheels or My Little Pony pack, 1 of 6 Hilary Mantel Collections and 2 (I REPEAT 2) copies of Gone Girl signed by Gillian Flynn !!! See if you’re a winner below, and don’t forgot to check out our Booktoberfest page for more great prizes you could win. A Barbie Prize Pa... Read more

by | October 7, 2014

Last chance to win a Hilary Mantel book pack and a signed copy of Gone Girl!

As September draws to a close we don’t want you to miss out on two amazing prizes you could win. Today is your last chance to win a beautiful Hilary Mantel book pack or a signed copy of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl! Hilary Mantel and Gillian Flynn couldn’t be more different as writers, but they do share a couple of traits, both selling millions and millions of copies worldwide, a... Read more

by | September 30, 2014

A.M. Homes wins Women’s Prize for Fiction

American novelist A.M. Homes has won this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction with her sixth novel, May We Be Forgiven. Homes beat award winning writer Hilary Mantel and three other finalists for the $ 45,000 prize, previously known as the Orange Prize. Miranda Richardson, who chaired a panel of judges, praised Home’s novel, as a “dazzling, original, viscerally funny black comedy” and a “subversio... Read more

by | June 6, 2013

The 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist announced

The awards news just keeps on coming, with the shortlist for the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction announced. For those that like a familiar face, this is a party you’ll enjoy. Literary juggernaut Hilary Mantel is joined by multiple award-winners Zadie Smith and Barbara Kingsolver. There’s also some new blood, with the author of the brilliant Life After Life Kate Atkinson getting... Read more

by | April 18, 2013

Hilary Mantel : “Well, I don’t know, you wait 20 years for a Booker Prize and two come along at once.”

From the Man Booker website: Hilary Mantel is tonight named the winner of the £50,000 ($81,000) Man Booker Prize for Fiction for her novel Bring up the Bodies, published by Fourth Estate. Hilary Mantel is the first woman and the first British author to win the prize twice. She is only the third double winner alongside J.M. Coetzee and Peter Carey. She is also the first person to win the prize f... Read more

by | October 17, 2012

Cherise Saywell, author of Desert Fish, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Cherise Saywell author of Desert Fish Ten Terrifying Questions ——————— 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in Northern NSW, in Lismore, the oldest of four girls. I grew up nearby in Casino. I hung about after I left school, failed misera... Read more

by | February 28, 2011

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. A review by novelist Kylie Ladd.

You don’t need me to tell you that Wolf Hall, by British novelist Hilary Mantel, is good. It won the 2009 Man Booker prize, and was also shortlisted for the 2009 Costa Novel award and 2010 Orange Prize for fiction. That sort of success speaks for itself. Clearly, the novel is good. What I can tell you, though, is that the book is absolutely gripping, mesmerising and magnificent. I chose Wolf Ha... Read more

by | July 26, 2010