Unique double for British novelist

British writer and two-time Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel has been named novelist of the year at Britain’s Costa Book Awards for ‘Bring Up the Bodies’. Continue reading at 'Stuff'

[ Stuff | 2013-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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