Hilary Mantel Age, Height, Parents, Husband, Children

Hilary Mantel was 70 years old at the time of her death. She was born on July 6, 1952 and passed away on September 22, 2022.

Hilary Mantel Height

Mantel was 5 ft 9 inches tall.

Hilary Mantel Parents

Mantel was born to her parents, Margaret and Henry Thompson.

Her parents both had Irish roots and divorced when Mantel was just eleven.

She adapted the name of her stepfather, Jack Mantel who later married her mother and moved the family to Romiley, Cheshire.

Hilary Mantel Husband

Mantel married her husband, Gerald McEwen, a geologist, in 1973.

Hilary Mantel Children

Mantel had no children of her own.

Who Was Hilary Mantel?

Hilary Mantel was a British author, born on July 6, 1952.

She was an award-winning world-acclaimed writer, whose works spanned across historical fiction, personal memoirs and short stories.

Hilary Mantel Career

Mantel has authored twelve novels, two collections of short stories, a personal memoir, and numerous articles and opinion pieces.

Mantel published her first novel, Every Day is Mother’s Day, in 1985.

Her book, Wolf Hall trilogy, won her two Booker Prizes and sold over 1 million copies in the UK alone.

She won her second Booker Prize after the release of her other book, Bring Up The Bodies, which also won her the Costa Book of The Year Award in 2012.

The trilogy, The Mirror & the Light, was also nominated for the same prize.

She was one of the critics of the film, The Spectator, for four years and helped review many papers and magazines in Britain and the United States.

Mantel passed away on September 22, 2022, after suffering a stroke. She was aged 70.