Monday, 24 March 2014

The David Cohen Prize for Literature 2013

Has been awarded to Hilary Mantel. The prize, worth £40,000, was presented by the chair of judges Mark Lawson at a gala ceremony hosted at the British Library this evening.

Since winning her first Man Booker Prize in 2009 for Wolf Hall Mantel has become one of the UK's best known authors. Beyond Black (2005), was shortlisted for a 2006 Commonwealth Writers Prize and for the 2006 Orange Prize for Fiction and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize; Wolf Hall (2009), was winner of the Man Booker Prize and the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction; and Bring Up The Bodies (2012), her most recent novel, was winner of the Man Booker Prize, and Costa Book of the year 2012.

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