Eleanor Catton wins at the age of 28 with 832-page novel of ‘astonishing maturity’
Eleanor Catton has become the youngest writer to win the Man Booker Prize, with the longest novel to triumph in the award.
Catton, 28, beat competition from Colm Tóibín, NoViolet Bulawayo, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ruth Ozeki and the favourite, Jim Crace, to be awarded the £50,000 prize by the Duchess of Cornwall at a ceremony in Guildhall in London.
The author began The Luminaries, her second novel, aged 25, and has eclipsed the previous youngest recipient of the award, Ben Okri, who won aged 32 in 1991.
Click here to read the rest of this story