Congratulations Eleanor Catton - Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2013

Kiwi Eleanor Catton won the Man Booker Prize for 2013 becoming the youngest author to win, she is 28 years old. Her novel The Luminaries is also the longest book to win the award. This is a great honor for any author and it's awesome to see a fellow New Zealander doing well in the world.

'The Luminaries' is a mystery set in the West Coast of New Zealand during the Gold Rush of the 19th Century.

Follow this link for a full article about the win and to watch Eleanor Catton's acceptance speech on

For another good article about the Man Booker Prize, the other nominees and a more in depth description of 'The Luminaries',  The Telegraph has a good article here.