New Zealand author Eleanor Catton, youngest ever winner of the UK’s Man Booker Prize with her novel The Luminaries, has also won two of the top prizes in the New Zealand Post Book Awards. And in her acceptance speech, Catton announced that she would be using the prize money and her other income from writing […]
Here’s an excellent essay anatomizing my hostility towards the adolescent excesses of science fiction – and most other forms of literary genre prejudice whatsoever. Writing in Salon under the title “Is the literary world elitist?,” Laura Miller states – in an article that itself is a round-robin response to Eleanor Catton’s own piece on literary [...]
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Stuart Kelly is a literary supplicant; he has gladly given his existence over to the book gods. He has read a book a day since he was 15, written two of his own, reviewed professionally his entire adult life, and cherry-picked the best young British novelists for Granta magazine.
Two weeks before we meet to sample some of Edinburgh's strongest caffeinated drinks, came his professional highlight. At a ceremony in London's Guildhall, he, along with three other judges, picked the winner of the Man Booker Prize
The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, the most prestigious literary award in Britain, was announced on Tuesday morning. The six finalists are: "We Need New Names," by NoViolet Bulawayo (Little, Brown/Chatto); "The Luminaries," by Eleanor Catton (Little, Brown/Granta); "Harvest," by Jim Crace (Nan A. Talese/Picador); "The Lowland," by Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf/Bloomsbury); "A Tale for the Time Being," by Ruth Ozeki (Viking/Canongate); "The Testament of Mary," by Colm Toibin (Scribner/Penguin)