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Hilary Mantel, British author of the ‘Wolf Hall’ saga, has died at 70

LONDON — Hilary Mantel, the Booker Prize-winning author of the acclaimed ‘Wolf Hall’ saga, has died. She was 70 years old.

Mantel died “suddenly but peacefully” surrounded by close family and friends, publisher HarperCollins said Friday.

Mantel is credited with reinvigorating historical fiction with “Wolf Hall” and two sequels about 16th-century English powerbroker Thomas Cromwell.

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