Eleanor Catton was born in 1985 in London, Ontario and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand. Her debut novel, The Rehearsal, won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the Betty Trask Prize and the NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction. In 2010, she was awarded the New Zealand Arts Foundation New Generation Award. Catton presents her second novel, The Luminaries, winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for English Fiction. Set in 1866 during New Zealand’s gold rush, this richly imagined story weaves together the fates and fortunes of an entire community, where everyone has something to hide.
Events Eleanor Catton was involved in
Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 1:00 PM
Eleanor Catton will read from and discuss her latest book, The Luminaries, which has been longlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 8:00 PM
Authors Eleanor Catton and Rupert Thomson read from and discuss their latest novels.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 8:00 PM
Authors Eleanor Catton, Isabel Greenberg, Xiaolu Guo, Joanna Kavenna and Marisha Pessl read from their latest works.
Monday, October 28, 2013 - 8:00 PM
Authors shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for English Fiction read from their works.