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Visiting Author: Eleanor Catton

By November 10, 2014No Comments

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Man Booker Prize winner …






ELEANOR CATTON was born in 1985 in Canada and raised in New Zealand. Her debut novel The Rehearsal won the Adam Prize and was Best First Book of Fiction at the 2009 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Internationally, it was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize, and longlisted for the Orange Prize, and won the 2009 Betty Trask Award. It has been published in 17 territories and 12 languages.

Eleanor Catton holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she also held an adjunct professorship, and an MA in creative writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington. She won the 2013 Man Booker Prize and the 2013 Canadian Governor General’s Award for fiction for her novel The Luminaries. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand.


Booker prize winning The Luminaries will be published in Taiwan by Linking Publishing in two volumes in January 2015.

The Rehearsal will be published in Taiwan by Linking Publishing in February 2015.

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