Hilary Mantel is the two-time winner of the Booker Prize for her bestselling novels, Wolf Hall, and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies, which also won the 2012 Costa Book of the Year. Playful Productions/Royal Shakespeare Company adapted Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies for the stage. Wolf Hall has been translated into 36 languages, Bring Up the Bodies 31 languages and sales for both books have reached over 5 million worldwide. The conclusion to the Wolf Hall trilogy, The Mirror & the Light was published in 2020 to huge critical acclaim and became a number one fiction bestseller. Hilary Mantel is the author of fifteen books, including A Place of Greater Safety, Beyond Black and the memoir Giving up the Ghost. Her collection of essays and memoir Mantel Pieces was published in October 2020.