Submitted by SimonSingleton on Fri, 2012-05-11 23:53
Robert McCrum spoke to Mantel at The Book Beast about her anticipated novel and her 'life’s many disasters'. She also listed her top five favourite historical fictions and thanks to The Telegraph, you can also read the first chapter.
Mantel wasn’t the only Man Booker Prize-winning author to be interviewed this week; two-time winner Peter Carey revealed his creative process to the Wall Street Journal in an enlightening conversation while winner of the 2007 prize Anne Enright was featured in the New York Times.
It was a very successful week for Jane Rogers, author of the 2011 Man Booker Prize longlisted The Testament of Jessie Lamb, as she won the Arthur C Clarke Award, the UK’s top prize for science fiction.
Rogers’ novel is her vision of a world tormented by biological terrorism and fought off competition from three-time winner China Miéville, Charles Stross, Greg Bear and Sheri S Tepper. Congratulations to her from all at the Man Booker Prize.
The Aukland Writers and Readers Festival continues to add names to its line-up, as well as Booker Prize winner, Roddy Doyle; and the Man Booker Prize shortlisted, Sebastian Barry; 2011 shortlisted, A. D. Miller; and chair of judges from the same year, Dame Stella Rimington, will also be appearing.