“We are devastated by the passing of our beloved writer, Dame Hilary Mantel, and our thoughts go out to her friends and family, especially her husband Gerald,” the publisher said.
“It’s a devastating loss and we can only be grateful that she left us such a wonderful work,” added the publisher.
According to the DPA agency, the world-famous writer died unexpectedly. Her publisher in Britain told PA that she died “suddenly but peacefully” surrounded by family.
Mantel became famous for her historical novels and received many honors. She won the Man Booker Prize, the most important British literary award, which since 2019 has been called the Booker Prize, in 2009 for her novel Wolf Hall, set in the reign of Henry VIII.
In 2012, she received the same award for the second time for her novel Present the Dead, becoming the first woman and the first British author. Her novels Zrcadlo a svetlo, Za temnotou and The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher were also published in Czech.
HarperCollins has called Mantel one of “the greatest English storytellers of this century”. According to him, her admired works are considered modern classics.