This program is presented online. Links to access the program will be included in your RSVP. Ticket sales close on Jul 29, at 12:00 PM.
Eight years in the making, “The Mirror & the Light” brings a stunning conclusion to the magisterial trilogy by Hilary Mantel about Thomas Cromwell and King Henry VIII. The first two installments,”Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies” both won the Man Booker Prize.
Folio presents an in-depth book discussion of “The Mirror and the Light” lead by Seattle’s book critic and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mary Ann Gwinn.
About the Author
Hilary Mantel is the two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize for her best-selling novels, Wolf Hall, and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies. Wolf Hall has been translated into 36 languages, Bring Up the Bodies into 31 languages, and sales for both books have reached over 5 million copies worldwide. She is the author of fourteen books, including A Place of Greater Safety, Beyond Black, and the memoir Giving Up the Ghost. In 2014 she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
About Mary Ann Gwinn
Mary Ann Gwinn spent 34 years at The Seattle Times. Along the way she won a Pulitzer Prize (along with others) for her cover of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. For the last 18 years of her career, she was the Books Editor and her Lit Life column was a beloved institution for folks who liked to have their nose in a book. Mary Ann was one of three jurors for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. She is a vice president of the board of the National Book Critics Circle, and this year’s chair for the NBCC prize in general nonfiction.
Participants must read the book (784 pages).