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 Librarian [MLIS] in Illinois specializing in serving leisure readers ages 13 and up. I train library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through their local public library. I am the author of The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror, 2d edition (ALA Editions, 2012). I am under contract to write content for EBSCO's NoveList database, reviews for Booklist, am a member of the Adult Reading Round Table Steering Committee, a 5 term Trustee for my local library, and am a proud member of The Horror Writers' Association. Check out the side bar for links to the groups and organizations with which I am affiliated.