Hilary Mantel is one of Britain's most accomplished, acclaimed and garlanded writers.

Hilary reads a complete story from her new collection The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher. In this new collection of ten stories, all her gifts of characterisation, observation and intelligence are once again fully on display. With settings ranging from Saudi Arabia to Greece to London, they reveal a great writer at the peak of her powers.

Hilary also introduces and reads a first, exclusive extract from The Mirror and the Light, the final volume of her Thomas Cromwell Trilogy that begins with Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

The first two volumes both won the Booker Prize and the final instalment will not be published until 2016. This is a special opportunity to hear Hilary talk about the work in progress and discuss her working methods (with James Runcie, Head of Literature and the Spoken Word at Southbank Centre).

This performance will be British Sign Language interpreted and Speech to Text transcribed. Suitable seats have been reserved for customers wishing to use these services. To access these seats, please email accesslist@southbankcentre.co.uk rather than booking through the website.