Apple Hints at iPad in Latest Meet the Author Session

Hilary Mantel will appear in conversation with Erica Wagner to discuss her Man Booker Prize-winning novel, Wolf Hall, on 24 March at the Apple Store, Regent Street, London.

In what could perhaps be a sign of things to come, it is interesting to note that Wolf Hall is currently available as an audiobook from the iTunes Store and as an app from the App Store, though the app isn’t presently available in the US.

And that in addition to the written text the app also contains around 30 minutes of video discussion between the author and renowned historian, David Starkey.

The book dramatises the life of Thomas Cromwell born the son of a blacksmith who gradually advances to become one of Henry VIII’s most prominent courtiers.  Set during the 1520s to 1540s during Henry’s break with Rome, the novel charts a course from Wolsely’s fall from grace to the evening of Thomas More’s execution.

The talk will also be recorded and made available to download as a podcast from the iTunes Store shortly afterwards.

Previous Meet the Author events at the Apple Store have included Nick Hornby, Charlie Higson, Danny Wallace, Stephen Fry and Guillermo del Toro.

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