The Bookies Were Right: Hilary Mantel Wins Man Booker Prize

The British novelist received the £50,000 award for Wolf Hall, “a fictionalization of the life of Thomas Cromwell, adviser to Henry VIII, during the king’s attempts to produce a male heir to his throne. Mantel’s win was not a complete surprise; bookmakers considered Wolf Hall the heaviest favorite in years.”

Source: Time 10/06/09