Author wins big prizes at 28

  • Unlike most authors at age 28, New Zealand author Eleanor Catton has won the Man Booker Prize for her book "The Luminaries," which is an 848 pages long tale revolving around murder and greed.  

    Catton began writing this book when she was 25 and the chair of judges referred to it as "dazzling work" and a "Kiwi Twin Peaks." They mentioned that the book yields at each new reading and the work is extraordinary. 

    Although, the prize is only awarded to authors from the UK, Ireland and Commonwealth as of now, it is soon going to be open to all those who write in English. 


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