Hilary Mantel, a two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize, will come together with her readers to discuss her latest novel The Mirror and the Light at Sixth & I in Northwest D.C. on March 16, 2020.
The Mirror and the Light is the author’s newest historical novel that will be released in early March. It is the last book of a trilogy narrating the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell.
“With The Mirror & the Light, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. She traces the final years of Thomas Cromwell, the boy from nowhere who climbs to the heights of power, offering a defining portrait of predator and prey, of a ferocious contest between present and past, between royal will and a common man’s vision: of a modern nation making itself through conflict, passion, and courage,” the event brief says.
Mantel made history when she became the first woman to win the Man Booker Prize more than once, in 2009 (with Wolf Hall) and 2012 (Bring Up the Bodies, the sequel to Wolf Hall).
Her countless awards include National Book Critics Circle Award (2009), Walter Scott Prize (2010), Costa Novel Prize (2012) and British Academy President’s Medal (2016).
For an entry fee of $25 – $40, participants can enjoy an hour-long conversation (7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) between Mantel and Barrie Hardymon, Senior Editor at NPR’s Weekend Edition, and the chief books editor.
The event was organized by Politics and Prose, a D.C.-based independent bookstore on Connecticut Avenue.
You should note that there will not be a book signing at the event.