British novelist Hilary Mantel was born in Derbyshire, England, but has lived and worked in Botswana and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, experience which she utilized in two of her novels, A Change of Climate and Eight Months on Ghazzah Street. She has won numerous awards, including the Shiva Naipaul prize, and was honored with the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2006.
Scope and Content
The collection is comprised primarily of the manuscripts and correspondence of Hilary Mantel (1952-). Manuscripts include short stories, lectures, radio plays, articles and reviews, as well as various drafts and notes for Mantel's novels. Personal and business correspondence with a number of other prominent authors and figures is present, including Elizabeth Jane Howard, Barbara Epstein, Norman Hampson, Lesley Glaister, Miranda Miller and Auberon Waugh. Photographs, audio materials and ephemera, including some research material for her novels, are also present.