Damehood for Budleigh’s Hilary Mantel

12:28 16 June 2014

Hilary Mantel, who has been made a dame in the Queen's brithday honours.

Hilary Mantel, who has been made a dame in the Queen's brithday honours.

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Best-selling author Hilary Mantel has been made a dame in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Ms Mantel, 61, who lives in Marine Parade, Budleigh, has received the honour for services to literature.

The writer, who has twice won the Booker Prize for her novels Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, was previously awarded a CBE in 2006.

Ms Mantel, who also serves as president of the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, said: “I’m delighted to receive this honour. It’s given for ‘services to literature,’ but I see it not so much as a reward for the past, more as encouragement for the future.

“It means a great deal to have my efforts recognised, especially as I feel I’ve come to a new phase in my creative life. I hope it will please the many people who have helped, guided and encouraged me over a writing career of some 30 years.”

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