Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall trilogy, dies at 70

By Betty Cruise September 23, 2022
Hilary Mantel, the acclaimed prize winning British writer of 'Wolf Halls', leaves the world at the age of 70

The British novelist, Hilary Mantel, best known for her books Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, died at the age of 70.

On September 23, Friday, Mantel’s publishers HarperCollins U.K. and 4th Estate Book announced the sudden death of the writer that happened on September 22.

The publishers released a statement on social media which stated: “We are heartbroken at the death of our beloved author, Dame Hilary Mantel, and our thoughts are with her friends and family, especially her husband, Gerald. This is a devastating loss, and we can only be grateful she left us with such a magnificent body of work.”

As per the reports of HarperCollins U.K., Mantel was the first British writer and first woman author to receive two Booker prizes. She was also the only author to have won with consecutive novels.

The cause of the death is still unknown to the audience, however according to Variety, Mantel did label her health as ‘a daily source of tension’ during her interview with London's Financial Times.

“When I was small, an unkind doctor called me ‘Little Miss Neverwell.’ Now I’m Great Dame Neverwell. My health is unpredictable and a daily source of tension. But I am always looking for improvement,” the writer, who had reportedly suffered from endometriosis, commented regarding her fitness.