Mar 13, 2013
By Scott Walker
Hilary Mantel is homing in on a clean sweep of Britain’s three top literary prizes after receiving a nomination for the Women’s Prize for fiction.
The novelist has already won the Booker and Costa prizes for her second Tudor novel Bring Up The Bodies.
The 60-year-old writer is one of 20 candidates who have been nominated for the Women’s Prize, previously known as the Orange Prize.
Other nominees include previous winners Barbara Kingsolver and Zadie Smith, as well as Gillian Flynn, for her bestseller Gone Girl.
The award is in its 18th year. It celebrates writing by women in English from around the world. The winner will receive about $45,000 US.
Mantel’s critically acclaimed historical novel is a sequel to Wolf Hall, which also won the Booker.
The winner will be announced in London on June 5.