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Hilary Mantel's new portrait sets precedent

Hilary Mantel's New Portrait Will Be Displayed In The British Library

The New York Times bestselling collection, from the Man Booker prize-winner for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, that has been called "scintillating" (New York Times Books Review), "breathtaking" (NPR), "exquisite" (The Chicago Tribune) and "otherworldly" (Washington Post). "A new Hilary Mantel book is an Event with a ‘capital ‘E.'"—NPR "A book of her short stories is like a little sweet treat."—USA Today (4 stars) "[Mantel is at] the top of her game."—Salon "Genius."—The Seattle…

(Thomas Cromwell) Published 2010 by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (first published 2009) Man Booker Prize (2009), Orange Prize Nominee for Fiction Shortlist (2010), Costa Book Award Nominee for Novel (2009), National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (2009), The Rooster - The Morning News Tournament of Books (2010) Can't praise this absolute favourite ...5 stars...

Waiting for the Hilary Mantel book to come out--Detail of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex after Hans Holbein the Younger (1727). Click on the magnifying glass to see the full painting.

The Quivering Pen: Soup and Salad: Hilary Mantel’s Writing Day, Write Your Way to Jackson Hole, George Saunders’ Debut Novel, How Books Can Help Us Survive A War, Charles Dickens Names Names, 12 Things Kelly Luce Noticed While Reading Every Short Story Published in 2014-15, Friends in Books

Author Colm Toibin wrote our #tuetop3 pick - The Blackwater Lightship. A family made to come to terms with each other in the face of adversity.