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Hilary Mantel ‘naturally disappointed’ by Booker Prize miss

It won't win her a record-setting third Booker Prize, but Hilary Mantel says The Mirror and the Light is the best novel in her much-acclaimed Thomas Cromwell trilogy and it must be acknowledged that the cultural climate determines how a book is received.

The British novelist was a favourite to win the major literary prize – which she claimed with Wolf Hall in 2009 and Bring Up the Bodies in 2012 – but was missing from the Booker shortlist announced last week.

  • Melanie Kembrey
  • Brisbane Times

Speaking to this masthead before the release of an essay collection …

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