Hilary Mantel is the winner of the 50,000 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for Wolf Hall, published by Fourth Estate.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel was picked from a shortlist that included novels by A.S. Byatt, J.M. Coetzee, Adam Foulds, Simon Mawer and Sarah Waters.
Hilary Mantel's eleventh novel has been the bookies' favourite since the longlist was announced in July 2009. She is the first favourite to win the prize since Life of Pi by Yann Martel won in 2002 and went on to sell over a million copies.
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