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British author Hilary Mantel wins Man Booker Prize

British author Hilary Mantel has won the Man Booker Prize for her book "Bring up the Bodies".

'Bring up the Bodies' marks the second time Hilary Mantel has won the prize Credit: Reuters/Luke MacGregor

It marks the second time Ms Mantel has won the £50,000 prize - a first for any British author in the competition.

"Bring up the Bodies" - the follow up to her epic historical fiction tale "Wolf Hall" - follows the life of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII.

Will Self shortlisted for Man Booker Prize

Will Self has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for his book Umbrella. Credit: PA Wire

Past winner Hilary Mantel has again been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, alongside first-time nominee Will Self. The shortlist is:

Tan Twan Eng - The Garden Of Evening Mists (Myrmidon Books)

Deborah Levy - Swimming Home (And Other Stories/Faber & Faber)

Hilary Mantel - Bring Up The Bodies (Fourth Estate)

Alison Moore - The Lighthouse (Salt)

Will Self - Umbrella (Bloomsbury)

Jeet Thayil - Narcopolis (Faber & Faber)

The winner will be announced on October 16 at a ceremony in London's Guildhall.