In this episode, O. Henry Prize winner and Kenyon Review editor David H. Lynn talks with Hilary Mantel, twice the winner of the Man Booker Prize, about the way historical novels are published, what it’s like to live in the world of one character for more than ten years, writing for the stage, and the final book in her Thomas Cromwell Trilogy, The Mirror and the Light.
Hilary Mantel is the two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize for her best-selling novels, Wolf Hall, and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies—an unprecedented achievement. The Royal Shakespeare Company recently adapted Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies for the stage to colossal critical acclaim and a BBC/Masterpiece six-part adaption of the novels broadcast in 2015. The author of fourteen books, including A Place of Greater Safety, Beyond Black, and the memoir Giving up the Ghost, she is currently at work on the third installment of the Thomas Cromwell Trilogy.
David H. Lynn is a recent O. Henry prize winner and the editor of the Kenyon Review.