Eleanor Catton Becomes Youngest Winner Of Man Booker Prize

Her 832-page tale of the 19th-century goldfields is also the longest work to win in the prize’s 45-year history.

  1. Eleanor Catton was born on 24 September 1985 in Canada and raised in New Zealand
  2. She has an MA in fiction writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters
  3. She currently lives in Auckland.
  4. Her debut novel The Rehearsal (2008) was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize, and longlisted for the Orange Prize
  5. It has since been published in 17 territories and 12 languages
  6. The Luminaries was published on 5 September 2013

Image: David Catto Source for information: BBC

Posted on: 16th October 2013
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