Luminaries

Author(s): Eleanor Catton

General | Man Booker Short List 2013 | Top 10 - November 13 | Top 10 - Feb 14 | Top 10 - Mar 14

Winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize, a breathtaking feat of storytelling where everything is connected, but nothing is as it seems....


It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.


Eleanor Catton was only 22 when she wrote The Rehearsal, which Adam Ross in the New York Times Book Review praised as "a wildly brilliant and precocious first novel" and Joshua Ferris called "a mesmerizing, labyrinthine, intricately patterned and astonishingly original novel." The Luminaries amply confirms that early promise, and secures Catton''''s reputation as one of the most dazzling and inventive young writers at work today.


 

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The astonishing and epic novel that won the 2013 Man Booker Prize

Winner Man Booker Prize 2013

ELEANOR 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 Fellowship to study for a year at the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop in the US and went on to hold a position as Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing there, teaching Creative Writing and Popular Culture. Eleanor won a 2010 New Generation Award. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

General Fields

  • : 9781847088765
  • : Granta Books
  • : Granta Books
  • : September 2013
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Export ed
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : Very Good
  • : 848
  • : Eleanor Catton