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Hilary Mantel vs Kate 'controversy': No reading required

Feb 20, 2013

Hilary Mantel vs Kate 'controversy': No reading required

The controversy surrounding the Booker prize novelist's speech reveals far more about the act of reading than the Duchess of Cambridge. What we read, how we read, and who decides the same. #CultureDecoder #Kate Middleton #Hilary Mantel #Catherine Duchess of Cambridge
Mantel's comments on Kate completely misguided: David Cameron

Feb 19, 2013

Mantel's comments on Kate completely misguided: David Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron, on a trip to India, has termed as "completely misguided and completely wrong" the venomous verbal attack on Kate Middleton by British novelist Hilary Mantel. #Kate Middleton #NewsTracker #David Cameron #Hilary Mantel #Anne Boleyn
Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel calls Kate a 'shop-window mannequin'

Feb 19, 2013

Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel calls Kate a 'shop-window mannequin'

In an unusually scathing public attack on a British royal, Hilary Mantel said the princess had no personality, a "perfect plastic smile" and appears to have been designed by a committee. #Kate Middleton #TheySaidIt #Hilary Mantel #Duchess of Cambridge
Hilary Mantel leads Booker race

Oct 16, 2012

Hilary Mantel leads Booker race

Judges are choosing the winner of Britain's most prestigious literary trophy from a shortlist that includes novels set in the court of King Henry VIII and the opium dens of Mumbai. #NewsTracker #Man Booker Prize #Hilary Mantel
Jeet Thayil's Narcopolis makes it to Booker shortlist

Sep 11, 2012

Jeet Thayil's Narcopolis makes it to Booker shortlist

Noted Indian poet and writer Jeet Thayil is among 12 authors long-listed for the 2012 Man Booker Prize for Fiction worth 50,000 pounds and an assured spurt in the sales of the prize-winning book. #NewsTracker #Booker prize #Jeet Thayil #Hilary Mantel

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Jeet Thayil's Narcopolis makes it to Booker shortlist

Jun 13, 2014

Hilary Mantel becomes a Dame (and Dame Maggie gets a new award)

The popular writer, 61, is already a CBE. Oscar-winning star Dame Maggie Smith has also been elevated to a Companion of Honour... #Maggie Smith #Hilary Mantel
Jeet Thayil's Narcopolis makes it to Booker shortlist

Jun 14, 2014

Angelina Jolie named an honorary dame by Queen Elizabeth II

Angelina Jolie can add royal recognition to Hollywood stardom. The Oscar-winning actress has been named an honorary dame the female version of a knight by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Jolie, a United Nations special envoy, received the honor on Frid... #United Nations #London #Hollywood #Bill Gates #Ronald Reagan #Maggie Smith #Steven Spielberg #United Kingdom #Academy Awards #Angelina Jolie #Daniel Day-Lewis #Queen Elizabeth II #Damian Lewis #Microsoft Corporation #Zandra Rhodes #Hilary Mantel
Jeet Thayil's Narcopolis makes it to Booker shortlist

Jun 11, 2014

Edinburgh Books Festival bags: send us your quotations

Suggest quotations for the tote bags that everyone will be carrying at the Edinburgh International Books Festival this year and win a pair of tickets It's barely two months away, and we can't wait for the Edinburgh International Book Festival , spons... #Edinburgh #Margaret Atwood #Hilary Mantel #Germaine Greer #Blake Morrison #Simon Schama #Martin Amis #Haruki Murakami #Sarah Waters