Hilary Mantel is the first woman and only Briton to win the Booker Prize twice.
The winner of the prestigious Man Booker literary prize will be announced in London on the evening of Oct. 16.
Two novels that have received praise in the US – 'Bring Up the Bodies' by Hilary Mantel and 'The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry' by Rachel Joyce – made the cut.
Not everyone loves Prince William and Kate Middleton. The Will’n’Kate-haters view the British public as a moronic mass brainwashed into bowing to a constitutional monarchy. But these snobs miss the mark: Real republicanism trusts, not disdains, the will of the people.