Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel was born in Glossop in 1952. She is the author of ten novels, including Fludd, Beyond Black and Wolf Hall, as well as a collection, Learning to Talk: Short Stories, and a memoir, Giving Up the Ghost. She has won numerous prizes, among them the 2009 Man Booker Prize for Wolf Hall, and in 2006 was made a CBE.