At the tender age of 28, New Zealand author Eleanor Catton last night became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious £50,000 Man Booker Prize for her epic 832-page Victorian gold-mining mystery novel, The Luminaries.
The judging panel was said to have spent over two hours deliberation before declaring Catton the winner over a strong field including previous Booker nominees Jim Crace and Colm Tóibín.
We haven’t yet got a copy of The Luminaries in stock but it is on order. In the mean time, we do have many previous winners from down the years tagged on Library Catalogue Plus under Booker Prize Winners, including last year’s winner, Hilary Mantel’s Bringing Up the Bodies, among our relocated Leisure Reading collection on the new Level 4. Why not take a look?