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In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 photo, a scene from 'Bring up the Bodies' with Ben Miles as Thomas Cromwell, left, and Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn, right, during a media opportunity at the Aldwych Theatre in London. Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning best-seller about deadly intrigue at the court of King Henry VIII will soon be a BBC series with Tony Award-winner Mark Rylance and "Homeland" star Damian Lewis. "Wolf Hall" and sequel "Bring Up the Bodies" have already been adapted into plays that plunge audiences into a world of murky Tudor machinations. As the plays move to London's West End after a rave-gathering run at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, Mantel said the characters' complex motives and shades of gray were key to the stories' adaptability. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 photo, a scene from 'Bring up the Bodies' with Ben Miles as Thomas Cromwell, left, and Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn, right, during a media opportunity at the Aldwych Theatre in London. Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning best-seller about deadly intrigue at the court of King Henry VIII will soon be a BBC series with Tony Award-winner Mark Rylance and "Homeland" star Damian Lewis. "Wolf Hall" and sequel "Bring Up the Bodies" have already been adapted into plays that plunge audiences into a world of murky Tudor machinations. As the plays move to London's West End after a rave-gathering run at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, Mantel said the characters' complex motives and shades of gray were key to the stories' adaptability. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 photo, a scene from 'Wolf Hall' with Ben Miles as Thomas Cromwell, right, and Paul Jesson as Cardinal Wolsey, left, during a media opportunity at the Aldwych Theatre in London. Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning best-seller about deadly intrigue at the court of King Henry VIII will soon be a BBC series with Tony Award-winner Mark Rylance and "Homeland" star Damian Lewis. "Wolf Hall" and sequel "Bring Up the Bodies" have already been adapted into plays that plunge audiences into a world of murky Tudor machinations. As the plays move to London's West End after a rave-gathering run at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, Mantel said the characters' complex motives and shades of gray were key to the stories' adaptability. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 photo, a scene from 'Wolf Hall' with Ben Miles as Thomas Cromwell, right, and Nathaniel Parker as King Henry VIII, left,during a media opportunity at the Aldwych Theatre in London. Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning best-seller about deadly intrigue at the court of King Henry VIII will soon be a BBC series with Tony Award-winner Mark Rylance and "Homeland" star Damian Lewis. "Wolf Hall" and sequel "Bring Up the Bodies" have already been adapted into plays that plunge audiences into a world of murky Tudor machinations. As the plays move to London's West End after a rave-gathering run at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, Mantel said the characters' complex motives and shades of gray were key to the stories' adaptability. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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In this Thursday, May 15, 2014 photo, a scene from 'Wolf Hall' with Ben Miles as Thomas Cromwell, foreground, and Paul Jesson as Cardinal Wolsey, right, during a media opportunity at the Aldwych Theatre in London. Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning best-seller about deadly intrigue at the court of King Henry VIII will soon be a BBC series with Tony Award-winner Mark Rylance and "Homeland" star Damian Lewis. "Wolf Hall" and sequel "Bring Up the Bodies" have already been adapted into plays that plunge audiences into a world of murky Tudor machinations. As the plays move to London's West End after a rave-gathering run at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, Mantel said the characters' complex motives and shades of gray were key to the stories' adaptability. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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Hilary Mantel, winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, poses with a copy of her book "Bring Up the Bodies," shortly after the award ceremony in central London on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Miss Mantel received 50,000 British pounds ($80,000) for her second Booker win. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Hilary Mantel, winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, poses with a copy of her book "Bring Up the Bodies," shortly after the award ceremony in central London on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Miss Mantel received 50,000 British pounds ($80,000) for her second Booker win. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Hilary Mantel won the 2009 Booker Prize for “Wolf Hall.” She made the list for this year’s award for “Bring up the Bodies,” a sequel to “Wolf Hall.” (Associated Press)

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Hilary Mantel won the 2009 Booker Prize for “Wolf Hall.” She made the list for this year’s award for “Bring up the Bodies,” a sequel to “Wolf Hall.” (Associated Press)