What we learnt from Hilary Mantel’s Reith lectures
This article has been published on the BBC website. It begins:
Hilary Mantel is one of Britain’s most acclaimed novelists. She has won the Booker Prize twice for her novels set in Tudor England, Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies. In this year’s Reith lectures, Mantel explores the aims, ideals, constraints and critiques of historical fiction, and the challenges that writers face.