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CONGRATULATIONS ELEANOR CATTON

 
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CONGRATULATIONS ELEANOR CATTON
by Bernadette Shaw - Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 1:50 PM
 

New Zealand author Eleanor Catton, ex Burnside High School Student has become the youngest person ever to win literature's most sought-after prize.

Eleanor was this morning named winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize for her novel The Luminaries.

Eleanor took to the stage at London's Guildhall and was presented with the award by Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall.

At 832 pages The Luminaries was the longest novel to win the prize. She won for her second novel, 19th century West Coast gold rush murder story The Luminaries.

Among those offering congratulations were Prime Minister John Key.