Thursday, October 17, 2013

Congratulations New Zealand's Eleanor Catton On Winning The Prestigious Man Booker Literary Prize With The Luminaries...

Congratulations to Canadian born New Zealander Elle Catton on winning the most prestigious Man Booker Literary Prize with her novel The Luminaries.
At twenty eight, she's the youngest author ever to win this, one of the world's most highly prized literary awards and the second New Zealand author to claim the Booker with Keri Hulme winning with The Bone People in 1985.
Elle's 832 page novel The Luminaries is set in 1866 at Hokitika on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island during the Gold Rush days, with its main characters being twelve men aligned to each of the twelve signs of the Zodiac.
The Luminaries is Elle's second novel.
Her first, The Rehearsal, was published in 2008 when she was twenty two.
Congratulations Elle for writing all those words and getting them in the right order...

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