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The Luminaries

(2013)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel
Longlisted - Baileys Women's Prize 2014

Man Booker Prize, Fiction, 2013

Canadian Governor General's Literary Award, 2013.

It is 1866 and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore 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.

The Luminaries is an extraordinary piece of fiction. Written in pitch-perfect historical register, richly evoking a mid-19th-century world of shipping and banking and goldrush boom and bust, it is also a ghost story, and a gripping mystery. It is a thrilling achievement for someone still in her mid-20s, and will confirm for critics and listeners that Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international writing firmament.

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 now lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

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October 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Luminaries
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ISBN: 0-606-35880-3 / 978-0-606-35880-4 (USA edition)
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Title: The Luminaries
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October 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Luminaries: A Novel (Man Booker Prize)
Author(s): Eleanor Catton
ISBN: 0-316-07431-4 / 978-0-316-07431-5 (USA edition)
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August 2013 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Luminaries
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ISBN: 0-7710-1910-6 / 978-0-7710-1910-4 (Canada edition)
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August 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Luminaries Signed First Edition
Author(s): Catton Eleanor
ISBN: 1-78378-012-6 / 978-1-78378-012-9 (UK edition)
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August 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Luminaries
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ISBN: 1-84708-431-1 / 978-1-84708-431-6 (UK edition)
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October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Luminaries
Author(s): Eleanor Catton
ISBN: 0-316-07429-2 / 978-0-316-07429-2 (USA edition)
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July 2014 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Luminaries
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ISBN: 0-7710-2324-3 / 978-0-7710-2324-8 (Canada edition)
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Luminaries
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ISBN: 1-84708-432-X / 978-1-84708-432-3 (UK edition)
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August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Luminaries
Author(s): Eleanor Catton
ISBN: 1-84708-876-7 / 978-1-84708-876-5 (UK edition)
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October 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Luminaries
Author(s): Eleanor Catton
ISBN: 1-4915-2986-5 / 978-1-4915-2986-7 (USA edition)
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October 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Luminaries
Author(s): Eleanor Catton
ISBN: 1-4915-2987-3 / 978-1-4915-2987-4 (USA edition)
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October 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Luminaries
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ISBN: 1-4915-1212-1 / 978-1-4915-1212-8 (USA edition)
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November 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Luminaries
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ISBN: 1-4805-9259-5 / 978-1-4805-9259-9 (USA edition)
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October 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Luminaries
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October 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Luminaries
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October 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Luminaries (Man Booker Prize)
Author(s): Eleanor Catton
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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September 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Luminaries
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Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
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August 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Luminaries
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