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Eleanor Catton


New Zealand (b.1985)

Eleanor Catton was born in 1985 in Canada and raised in New Zealand.She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she also held an adjunct professorship, and an MA in fiction writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters. She currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

She is  the youngest ever winner of the Man Booker Prize for her novel The Luminaries.
 
Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel nominee (2009) : The Rehearsal
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2010) : The Rehearsal
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel winner (2013) : The Luminaries
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel nominee (2014) : The Luminaries


Eleanor Catton recommends
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A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing (2013)
Eimear McBride
"A virtuosie debut: subversive, passionate, and darkly alchemical. Read it and be changed."
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Foulsham (2014)
(Iremonger Trilogy, book 2)
Edward Carey
"...delightful, eccentric, heartfelt, surprising, philosophical..."

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