The acclaimed British author Hilary Mantel has died at the age of 70, her publisher has announced.

Dame Hilary died “suddenly yet peacefully” yesterday, HarperCollins said in a statement released with the novelist’s literary agency A M Heath.

“It is with great sadness that A.M. Heath and HarperCollins announce that bestselling author
Dame Hilary Mantel DBE died suddenly yet peacefully yesterday, surrounded by close family
and friends, aged 70,” the statement said.

“Hilary Mantel was one of the greatest English novelists of this century and her beloved works are considered modern classics. She will be greatly missed.”

Dame Hilary is best known for her epic The Wolf Hall Trilogy, which has been translated into 41 languages and sold more than five million copies worldwide.

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