Kiwi novelist in running for world's top book prize

A Canadian-born, New Zealand author is among the 13-strong long list for this year's biggest book prize, Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

At 28, Eleanor Catton is also the youngest on the list with her second novel, The Luminaries, which will be published by Granta in September.

She was born in Canada in 1985 and raised in Christchurch.


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