2012 Man Booker Prize winner announced

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Hilary Mantel has won the 2012 Man Booker Prize for her novel, Bring Up the Bodies, the second book in her historical trilogy on the life of Thomas Cromwell. Three years ago she won the same prize for Wolf Hall, the first book in the trilogy. Only two other writers have won the Man Booker Prize previously, they were Peter Carey and J M Coetzee. The judges agreed that this extraordinary novel will be read in decades to come, and that Hilary Mantel has excelled in re-defining historical fiction genre.