Eleanor Catton wins 2013 Man Booker Prize
Kiwi author Eleanor Catton has won the prestigious 2013 Man Booker Prize for her novel, The Luminaries. 28-year-old Catton is the youngest ever winner of the literature industry’s most sought-after award, and was presented her prize in London earlier today by none other than Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall.
The Luminaries is Catton’s second novel, a 19th century West Coast gold rush murder mystery. It is available for purchase here.
Catton walks away with a sweet £50,000 (AUD$84,000) prize, plus, of course, a world-wide audience and recognition as this year’s Man Booker prize winner.