Eleanor Catton Becomes the Youngest Ever Winner of the Man Booker Prize
New Zealand author Eleanor Catton has, at the age of 28, become the youngest ever winner of the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for her novel The Luminaries - a tale of 19th century gold fields.
The Luminaries is also – at 832 pages – the longest work to win in the prize’s 45-year history.
The Luminaries was published on 5 September 2013. Catton’s debut novel The Rehearsal (2008) was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize, and longlisted for the Orange Prize.
Eleanor Catton was born 24 September 1985 in Canada and raised in New Zealand, where she currently lives and has an MA in fiction writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters.
Image: David Catto
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