Her latest novel is Caleb’s Crossing.
One of her favorite works of historical fiction, as told to The Daily Beast:
Wolf HallRead about the other books on the list.
by Hilary Mantel
A justly lauded masterpiece. The Tudor period is well-trodden ground in historical fiction and I admit I picked this book up wearily, thinking I knew it all. From the first pages it was clear that Mantel had sidestepped the ruts and blazed her own highly original path through the intrigues of Henry's court. Her Thomas Cromwell truly is a man in full; perhaps the most completely realized character study in the fiction of this or any other era.
Wolf Hall made Lev Grossman's list of the top ten fiction books of 2009; Matt Beynon Rees called it "[s]imply the best historical novel for many, many years."