Eleanor Catton wins Booker Prize for The Luminaries

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Eleanor Catton wins Booker Prize for The Luminaries

Oct 15 2013

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 (published in the USA today).

Chair of judges Robert Macfarlane described The Luminaries as a "dazzling work, luminous, vast.... a book you sometimes feel lost in, fearing it to be 'a big baggy monster', but it turns out to be as tightly structured as an orrery.... We read it three times and each time we dug into it the yields were extraordinary, its dividends astronomical."

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