Hilary Mantel in conversation with Mark Lawson
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David Cohen Memorial Interview
Double Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel delivers the inaugural memorial interview in honour of our late patron, Dr David Cohen, CBE, whose eponymous literary prize Hilary won in 2013.
Billed as the publishing event of 2020, and now in paperback, The Mirror and the Light brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, both have been awarded the Man Booker Prize. In it she traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power.
Hilary Mantel has written 15 books including A place of Greater Safety, Beyond Black, the memoir Giving Up the Ghost and the short story collection The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher.
She is in conversation with Mark Lawson, journalist, broadcaster, author and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Literature, who presented Front Row on BBC Radio 4 from 1998 to 2014. Mark chaired the judges of the David Cohen Prize for Literature from 2011 to 2019, has twice been voted TV Critic of the Year and has won numerous awards for arts journalism. He writes for the Guardian and presents Mark Lawson Talks To … on BBC Four.