Posted on June 26, 2021 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We hope you’re sitting down for this surprising news: Hilary Mantel has won a historical-fiction prize.

Specifically, she has received this year’s Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction for The Mirror & The Lightthe final installment of her Thomas Cromwell trilogy.

The first novel in that series, Wolf Hall, actually received the first-ever Walter Scott Prize, in a fun twist.

The award nets its recipient £25,000 ($39,400).

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