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Hilary Mantel (Writer) Biography, Age, Death, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 24, 2022

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Short Biography

Hilary Mantel was born on 06-07-1952 in Glossop, England, the United Kingdom as Hilary Mary Thompson. She was a British Writer, Essayist, Critic, Novelist & Author who was awarded Costa Novel Prize, Walter Scott Prize & Booker Prize. She wrote many articles, 2 short stories & 12 novels including her notable novels Bring Up the Bodies, Wolf Hall, Beyond Black, and Fludd. Her personal memoir titled 'Giving Up the Ghost' was published in 2003 for which she received the MIND Book of the Year award.

Other Name: Hilary Mary Thompson, Dame Hilary Mary Mantel, Hilary Thompson
Other Professions: Essayist Critic Novelist Author

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Hilary Mantel died at the age of 70 on 22-09-2022 in Exeter, England. She was admitted to a hospital after receiving a stroke three days earlier. When she took her last breath on 22-09-2022, she was undergoing treatment in the hospital.

DEATHDAY 22 September,2022 (Sunday)
DEATH PLACE Exeter, England
DEATH COUNTRY United Kingdom

Hilary Mantel Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Henry Thompson
Mother Margaret Thompson
Sister None
Brothers Brian Thompson, George Thompson
Husband Gerald McEwen (Marriage in 1972)
Son None
Daughter None

She was born to Margaret Thompson & Henry Thompson. She had two younger brothers named Brian Thompson & George Thompson. In 1972, she was married to Gerald McEwen. Together the couple had no child.

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Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Green
Hair Colour Brown-White

Personal Info

Home Town Hadfield, England, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Budleigh Salterton, East Devon, England, United Kingdom
School St Charles Roman Catholic Primary School, Hadfield
Harrytown Convent School, Romiley
College London School of Economics and Political Science, London
The University of Sheffield, Sheffield
Qualification Bachelor of Jurisprudence
Hobbies Reading, Writing
Marital Status Married
Debut First Novel - Every Day is Mother's Day (1985)
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Place London
Favorite Dress Maxi Dresses

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Hilary Mantel

  • She was born in Glossop and grew up as a Roman Catholic in Hadfield.
  • Her birth name was Hilary Mary Thompson.
  • In 1973, she did her Bachelor's degree in Jurisprudence from the University of Sheffield.
  • After completing her studies in 1973, she worked in a geriatric hospital in the department of social work.
  • She also worked in a department store as a sales assistant.
  • She started writing in 1974 and wrote a novel that was published in 1992 titled A Place of Greater Safety.
  • Her first novel was published in 1985 titled Every Day is Mother's Day.
  • She was married in 1973 to Gerald McEwen and the couple got divorced in 1981. After some months of their divorce, the couple remarried in 1982.
  • She had no child.

Hilary Mantel Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Hilary Mantel was 70 years 2 months & 16 days old age.