Hilary Mantel: Booker Prize-winning author of the acclaimed “Wolf Hall” saga died age 70

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London: Hilary Mantel, the Booker Prize-winning author of the acclaimed “Wolf Hall” saga, has died. She was 70.

Publisher HarperCollins said Friday that Mantel died “suddenly yet peacefully” surrounded by close family and friends.

Hilary Mantel died peacefully according to her publishers.

Hilary Mantel died peacefully according to her publishers.Credit:Getty Images

Mantel is credited with reenergising historical fiction with “Wolf Hall” and two sequels about the 16th-century English powerbroker Thomas Cromwell.

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