MantelWe're still putting the final touches on our 2014 preview, but couldn't wait to share this news: Hilary Mantel is publishing a short story collection in September. The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher is the double-Booker winner's second short story collection and her first in 10 years—and it certainly has a killer title (ha). 

If you need convincing that Mantel is as able a short-story writer as she is a novelist, there are a few samples of her short fiction online:

"Curved Is the Line of Beauty" (Times Literary Supplement, 2002)
"The Heart Fails Without Warning" (The Guardian, 2009) 
"Comma" (The Guardian, 2010)
"Winter Break" (, 2012)
"The Long QT" (The Guardian, 2012)

I can't wait to get my hands on this book. Will you read it?

p.s. More about Mantel on our site. And did you know she was named one of Time's most influential people last year? 

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