Comedian beats Hillary Mantel and Henry Kissinger in magazine's list of prominent intellectuals
Mark Rylance shines in a 'real and visceral' Wolf Hall adaptation – despite complaints about dim lighting
West End transfer of RSC's 'magnificent' Mantel dramas gets even better, say critics
Some critics have been as unkind about the novelist as she is about Kate Middleton, says Nigel Horne
Author calls pregnant Duchess a 'doll' with 'no personality' - but have critics missed the point?
Canada's Nancy Huston gets Bad Sex award while 'mummy porn' author wins popular fiction trophy
And she could win the prize again, even if her trilogy is proving hard going for some readers
Critics praise 'fresh and innovative' list, but the favourites are familiar names
Hilary Mantel impressed this year's Booker judges, but Amis and McEwan failed to make the cut
Contemporary novelists might be letting us down - but who wants to read about people just like us?
The Wolf Hall author has attacked the political consensus that teenage pregnancy is a bad thing
Hilary Mantel wins for her ‘modern novel set in the 16th century’
South African author is on the shortlist again along with AS Byatt, but the bookies have made Hilary Mantel favourite
Extraordinary level of betting makes the author of Wolf Hall a clear favourite for the £50,000 prize