Congratulations to Eleanor Catton, who won the Man Booker Prize last night for her rich, exquisitely detailed fiction saga The Luminaries.
The Luminaries focuses on a group of prospectors, prostitutes and other colorful characters contending with a mysterious murder scandal during the 19th-century gold rush in New Zealand. Catton is the youngest recipient of this distinguished literary award, taking her place among such eminent fiction writers as Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood and Yann Martel, all past winners.
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