↑ Thomas Cromwell on stage
The Royal Shakespeare Company is producing Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies in a two-part production at Stratford-upon-Avon in December 2013. Thomas Cromwell will be played by Ben Miles [left] who began his career with the RSC. Nathanial Parker is Henry VIII.
Mantel is currently writing the third book in the series, The Mirror and The Light.
↑ JK in disguise
Rowling has been outed by The Sunday Times as Robert Galbraith, author of detective novel The Cuckoo’s Calling. According to The Bookseller the printer is printing more copies as the book tops the Amazon charts, and the e-book version is at the top of iTunes’ download chart. Hero Cormoran Strike will feature in a second novel, to be published in 2014.