1. What is Hilary Mantel Net Worth?
Hilary Mantel is a British novelist and playwright who has an estimated net worth of $7 million. She is best known for her award-winning novel Wolf Hall (2009) and its sequel Bring Up the Bodies (2012). Her other works include A Place of Greater Safety (1992), Beyond Black (2005), Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (1988), and The Giant, O’Brien (1998). She was named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2014.
2. Hilary Mantel Early Life
Hilary Mary Mantel was born on July 6, 1952 in Glossop, Derbyshire, England. She grew up in Hadfield, Derbyshire where her father worked as a building surveyor and her mother was a housewife. She attended Hadfield Infants School and later went to New Mills Secondary Modern School. At the age of 16, she left school to become an apprentice dressmaker at John Lewis in Manchester.
In 1973, she graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in social science and then went on to study law at Sheffield University. After graduating with a law degree in 1977, she practiced law for 10 years before becoming a full-time writer in 1987.
3. Hilary Mantel Career
Mantel began her writing career with the publication of her first novel Every Day Is Mother’s Day in 1985 which was followed by Vacant Possession (1986). In 1988, she published Eight Months on Ghazzah Street which won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize for best regional novel that year.
In 1992, she released A Place of Greater Safety which earned her critical acclaim and won her many awards including the Sunday Express Book of the Year Award and the Southern Arts Literature Prize for Fiction. Her most popular work is Wolf Hall which won both Man Booker Prize for Fiction and National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction in 2009. Its sequel Bring Up The Bodies won Man Booker Prize for Fiction again in 2012 making it only one of two books to win this prestigious award twice since its inception in 1969. In 2014, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order Of The British Empire due to her literary accomplishments.
4. Hilary Mantel Biography
Mantel has written several biographies such as Giving Up The Ghost: A Memoir(2003) which details her childhood experiences growing up with chronic illness; An Experiment In Love(1995); Fludd(1989) about an English priest; and Beyond Black(2005) about Alison Hart who is medium that can talk to spirits from beyond death’s door.
5. Hilary Mantel Height & Weight
Mantel stands at 5 feet 7 inches tall or 170 cm tall and weighs around 60 kg or 132 lbs depending on the source you look at.
6. Date Of Birth Of Hilary Mantel
Hilary Mary Mantel was born on July 6th 1952 which makes her 67 years old as of 2019.
7. Hilary Mantel Nationality
Hilary Mary Mantel is British by nationality.