Not only has no woman ever won twice, but never has a sequel won after the first one also won.
I don't know about you, but I usually love this award because it exposes me to authors who are very good but maybe not well known all over the world. I also enjoyed how they usually do not repeat authors. Once Mantel won, she is always a Booker award winning author. She doesn't need another one. Give me someone new, please.
I am a busy Readers' Advisor. Between manning a desk at the Berwyn (IL) Public Library and corrupting the minds of library school students at Dominican University, I recently published the second edition of my book, The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror (ALA Eidtions, 2012). I also write content for EBSCO's NoveList database and am a proud member of The Horror Writers' Association. Check out the side bar of RA for All for links to the groups and organizations with which I am affiliated.