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Eleanor Catton, Man Booker Prize winner, 2013

Eleanor Catton, Man Booker Prize winner, 2013

In October 2013 New Zealand author Eleanor Catton won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for her novel The luminaries. She also received £50,000 and a designer-bound copy of her book. Man Booker winners could expect greatly increased sales and publicity for their work. In 2019 a television drama series of The luminaries was filmed by the BBC in New Zealand.

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Mark Derby, 'Awards and prizes - General and international awards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/44701/eleanor-catton-man-booker-prize-winner-2013 (accessed 26 November 2020)

Story by Mark Derby, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 1 Apr 2020