The collection is comprised primarily of the manuscripts and
correspondence of British novelist Hilary Mantel (1952-). Manuscripts include short stories,
lectures, interviews, scripts, radio plays, articles and reviews, as well as various drafts and notes for
Mantel's novels; also included: photographs, audio materials and ephemera.
British author Hilary Mantel was born in Derbyshire, England on July 6, 1952; she married Gerald
McEwen in 1972. Mantel's work includes articles, book reviews, novels, personal memoirs, short stories, and historical fiction.
In 2009 Mantel was awarded the Booker Prize for her novel Wolf Hall and in 2012 she was awarded the Booker Prize a second time for Bring Up the Bodies. Among many other awards and prizes, Mantel was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2006 and
Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2014.
11,305 pieces; 132 boxes.
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Hilary Mantel’s diaries are sealed for her lifetime.