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Bring Up the Bodies
Code: 185  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction, History
Saturday, May 19 2012 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Hilary Mantel, Michael Cathcart (facilitator)
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Almost 500 years ago today, following the judges’ call to “Bring up the bodies”, Anne Boleyn was led from the Tower of London to the Tower Green where she was beheaded. This anniversary marks the occasion of the international launch of Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel’s sequel to the extraordinary Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall. Mantel talks live by video link to Michael Cathcart.

Hilary Mantel (International)

Hilary Mantel is the author of 12 books including Wolf Hall, which won the Man Booker Prize in 2009. Her other novels include A Place of Greater Safety, Giving Up the Ghost and Beyond Black, which was shortlisted for the 2006 Orange Prize. Her most recent novel is Bring Up the Bodies, the highly anticipated sequel to Wolf Hall. Hilary lives outside London.

Michael Cathcart (Australian)

Michael Cathcart is the presenter of Radio National's Books and Arts Daily. His critically acclaimed book on the history and cultural significance of water in Australia, The Water Dreamers, won the 2009 Colin Roderick Award and was shortlisted for the 2010 Prime Minister’s Award for Non-fiction and the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award for Non-fiction.

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