Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Eleanor Catton wins the 2013 Man Booker Prize with The Luminaries
28-year old Eleanor Catton just won the 2013 Man Booker Prize with her novel The Luminaries, making her the youngest writer to ever win. I've been meaning to check out the book -- it looks like an absolutely wonderful historical saga.
Of the rest of the shortlist, the only novels of particular interest to me were Colm Toibin's The Testament of Mary and Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland. I enjoyed both very much, but thought Toibin's short novella was a far superior book. I'll certainly be adding The Luminaries to my reading list!