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Hilary Mantel up for 3rd major literary award

AP  London, March 13, 2013
First Published: 15:44 IST(13/3/2013) | Last Updated: 15:48 IST(13/3/2013)

Hilary Mantel is homing in on a clean sweep of Britain's three top literary prizes with a nomination for the Women's Prize for fiction.
 


The novelist has already won the Booker and Costa prizes for her Tudor novel "Bring Up The Bodies."
 
The 60-year-old writer is one of 20 candidates announced Wednesday for the Women's Prize, previously known as the Orange Prize. Nominees include previous winners

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Barbara Kingsolver and Zadie Smith, as well as Gillian Flynn, for her best-seller "Gone Girl."
 
The award, in its 18th year, celebrates writing by women in English from around the world. The winner will receive 30,000 pounds (US$45,000).
 
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.


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