Search results for tag: The Luminaries

John Purcell: The downside of having the best job in the world…

I was first introduced to Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries back in May of this year at an Allen & Unwin function. The Granta representative gushed about the book (which would reward her enthusiasm by going on to win The Man Booker Prize) and many of those present were very pleased to receive a small sampler at the end of the night. Myself included. I love reading nineteenth century lit... Read more

by | October 17, 2013

Eleanor Catton, Man Booker Prize winning author of The Luminaries, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

Earlier this year we interviewed a young New Zealand writer we believed was destined for great things. That writer was Eleanor Catton, the newly crowned Man Booker Prize Winner for 2013. Sit back and enjoy our chat with her, highlights of which were featured recently in the LA Times. The Booktopia Book Guru asks Eleanor Catton Man Booker Prize winning author of The Luminaries Ten Terrifying Que... Read more

by | October 17, 2013

ELEANOR CATTON WINS 2013 MAN BOOKER PRIZE

At 28, New Zealand’s Eleanor Catton has become the Man Booker Prize’s youngest winner for her extraordinary sophomore novel The Luminaries. Catton was born in 1985 in Canada and raised in New Zealand. She completed an MA in Creative Writing at Victoria University in 2007 and won the Adam Prize in Creative Writing for The Rehearsal. She was the recipient of the 2008 Glenn Schaeffer F... Read more

by | October 16, 2013

Eleanor Catton, author of The Luminaries, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Eleanor Catton author of The Luminaries Ten Terrifying Questions  ——————————- 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in London, Ontario, Canada, while my dad was studying at the University of Western Ontario. (My birth was... Read more

by | July 25, 2013