Author. She has won the Booker Prize twice with 'Wolf Hall' (a fictional account of the rise to power of Thomas Cromwell) and 'Bring up the Bodies'.
Hilary Mary Thompson was born on 6 July 1952 in Glossop, Derbyshire. Her Wikipedia page gives a full résumé of her life including that her parents split and she took the surname of Mantel from her defacto stepfather, Jack Mantel (1932–1995).
She married Gerald McEwen in 1973. They divorced in 1981 but remarried in 1982.
She died, aged 70 years, on 22 September 2022 in Exeter, Devon.
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk