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Eleanor Catton

Born in London, Ontario, Canada on 24 September, 1985, Eleanor Catton won 2013's Man Booker Prize for her novel The Luminaries.

Her father was from New Zealand and she grew up in Christchurch. She now lives in Auckland with her husband. She earned a Master's degree in creative writing while at university and published her debut novel, The Rehearsal, in 2008.



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    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 twelve 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. It is full of narrative, linguistic and psychological pleasures, and has a fiendishly clever and original structuring device. 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 and will confirm for critics and readers that Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international writing firmament.
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    Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013, Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries belongs on every fan of literary fiction's bookshelf.

    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 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.

    The Luminaries is an extraordinary piece of fiction. It is full of narrative, linguistic and psychological pleasures, and has a fiendishly clever and original structuring device. 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.
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    A high-school sex scandal jolts a group of teenage girls into a new awareness of their own potency and power. The sudden and total publicity seems to turn every act into a performance and every platform into a stage. But when the local drama school decides to turn the scandal into a show, the real world and the world of the theatre are forced to meet, and soon the boundaries between private and public begin to dissolve. "The Rehearsal" is an exhilarating and provocative novel about the unsimple mess of human desire, at once a tender evocation of its young protagonists and a shrewd expose of emotional compromise.
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    The winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2013, Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries is an enthralling mystery set in the New Zealand goldfields during the nineteenth century. Walter Moody is planning on making his fortune, but on arrival he stumbles across a tense, secret gathering... Twelve local men have vowed to solve a number of crimes including the disappearance of a wealthy man, the death of a prostitute and a luckless drunk's hidden fortune. Moody finds himself drawn into this intriguing mystery... Fully deserving of its award-winning victories, this is a gripping psychological read.