Wednesday, 17 October 2012

And the Man Booker prize winner of 2012 is...

Bring up the bodies by Hilary Mantel! This is something of an historic victory for Mantel as she becomes only the third person to win the prize twice (J. M. Coetzee and Peter Carey are the other two) and the first person to win with a sequel. Following on from Mantel’s Wolf Hall, Bring up the bodies continues the story of Thomas Cromwell, tracing the fall of Anne Boleyn from his perspective.

The winner and shortlisted titles are all now available in Townhill Library where they are part of our Man Booker display. You’ll find nominees from this year and selected titles from previous years on the ground floor of the library near the stairs. If you spot anything that takes your fancy, do feel free to pick it up off the table and borrow it!


  1. Although Hilary Mantel is no doubt an excellent writer, I feel it something of a pity that Will Self did not win. His book 'Umbrella' is a wonderful example of contemporary modernist writing; a fantastic book. I can thoroughly recommend it.

  2. Thanks Louise for the recommendation, we have 'Umbrella' in stock at our Townhill Library if anyone would like to borrow it. I know I will! :-)