‘We’ve lost a genius’: authors and politicians pay tribute to Hilary Mantel

From JK Rowling to Nicola Sturgeon, world laments death of Booker prize-winning author
Hilary Mantel, celebrated author of Wolf Hall, dies aged 70

Literary luminaries, politicians and journalists paid tribute to the author Hilary Mantel after the announcement of her death, lamenting the loss of a “genius”.

Bernardine Evaristo, like Mantel a Booker prize-winning author, described her as “warm, down to earth and welcoming”. She wrote: “So very sorry to hear about Hilary Mantel’s passing. We were so lucky to have such a massive talent in our midst.”

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