Dame Hilary Mantel

The Mirror and the Light

Available to view from 3pm, Saturday 19th September 2020

The Festival’s President will be giving her first face to face interview since lockdown about the much-acclaimed and No.1 best-selling finale in the Booker prizewinning trilogy of her life of Thomas Cromwell. She’ll be talking to James Naughtie about the crafting of the novel, and the challenges of re-creating the Cromwellian world with forensic attention to historic detail but original and inspired fictional narrative.

They will also be discussing her new collection of essays Mantel Pieces, covering a diverse range of topics with originality and insight.

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