Hilary Mantel on her new book and Henry VIII

Joan Acocella’s profile sent me off on a Hilary Mantel binge several years ago. I started with Beyond Black and quickly made my way through most of the rest of her work. Now Wolf Hall beckons, but I don’t want to start in on it until I have a chunk of time to focus properly.

Meanwhile, I’m bookmarking this video of Mantel discussing the novel, so I’ll remember to watch when I’m done, and looking forward to discussing the book with Levi Stahl, whose rhapsodies have been getting me more and more amped up to read it. (Further adventures in Mantel video: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.)


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