Man Booker Prize Winner Announced

Youngest Man Booker Prize winner announced.
Youngest Man Booker Prize winner announced.

At the age of 28, Eleanor Catton has become the youngest ever winner of the Man Booker Prize with her novel The Luminaries. The young author beat the other shortlisted novels: We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo, Harvest by Jim Crace, The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri, A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki and  The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin, who all receive £2,500 and a hand-bound copy of their book. Catton walks away with this prize as a shortlisted author but also a further cash prize of £50,000.

Catton’s 832 page novel is also the longest book to win the Man Booker, over taking the 672 page Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, who won in 2009.

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