In May 2012, 4th Estate will publish Bring up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel’s follow-up to her 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and international bestseller Wolf Hall. The novel was acquired from Bill Hamilton at A.M. Heath.
Nicholas Pearson, Publishing Director at 4th Estate comments: ‘We are thrilled to be able to announce that Hilary Mantel has delivered a new novel. In Bring up the Bodies, she has turned her attention to the downfall of Anne Boleyn, a story at the heart of Tudor history, and in Mantel’s hands, every bit as illuminating, terrifying and utterly compelling as one might expect. Like its predecessor, Wolf Hall, it is hard to think of anything in contemporary fiction quite like it, and it will certainly delight her many fans all over the world.’
You can watch a clip of the Hilary Mantel Culture Show special here:
The episode was an hour very well spent, but then I would say that. Don’t believe me? Here’s what the Independent had to say:
‘An hour to savour: a beautifully shot, intelligent and memorable interview with the novelist Hilary Mantel’
Hilary Mantel is to be the subject of a BBC2 Culture Show Special, to be aired September 17th at 8pm
See below for the press release from the BBC
The Culture Show gains exclusive access to the life and work of Hilary Mantel as she writes The Mirror And The Light, the sequel to her Booker prize-winning novel Wolf Hall.
Mantel’s extraordinarily wide range of work stretches from childhood memoir to Irish giants; from the influence of the Roman Catholic Church to the growth of fundamentalism in Saudi Arabia and from the French Revolution to the Tudor court of Henry VIII.