Story: Awards and prizes

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 the designer-bound copy of her own book. Man Booker winners could also expect greatly increased sales and publicity for their work. In 2014 The luminaries was being adapted for screen as a television drama series.

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Mark Derby, 'Awards and prizes - General and international awards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 February 2020)

Story by Mark Derby, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 9 Aug 2016