Tuesday, December 24, 2013 |
The year of Eleanor Catton
The Man Booker prize is one of the most prestigious awards in literature. So when relatively unknown author Eleanor Catton won the prize at the youthful age of 28, the world officially got it's newest literary sweetheart.
A darling of the Commonwealth, Catton was born in Canada but raised in New Zealand. Her book The Luminaries tells the story of the New Zealand gold rush during the nineteenth century.
Not only was she the youngest to ever win The Man Booker prize her book was also the longest to ever win. It's over 800 pages! Catton will surely be a writer to watch in the coming years.