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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.

Genres: Mystery
   The Rehearsal (2009)
   The Luminaries (2013)
   Birnam Wood (2023)
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This Plague of Souls (2023)
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"Pure enchantment from an otherworldly talent. I admired the hell out of this book."
Blackouts (2023)
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"Erotic and beguiling, Blackouts prowls the negative spaces that surround us, inviting us to think about erasure and collage not just as literary techniques, but as psychological processes, and even as radical acts of cultural and sexual reframing. An intelligent, loving, and genuinely subversive work."
She's a Killer (2021)
Kirsten McDougall
"Smart, assured, and extremely funny, She's A Killer is a marvellously eccentric book that both skews and skewers the anxieties of our age... This is satire at its best."

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