The winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction this year is the youngest author with the longest novel


It is a 832 pages work and the jury was impressed at the same time by the consistency of the novel and “the maturity (which) is evident in every , in the rhythms and balances.” This is the longest ever Man Booker novel. It was chosen from a list containing 151 novels. The prize is worth 50,000 pounds ($ 80,132).
The action of “The Luminaries” is set in 1866 during the gold rush. It’s about a group of 12 men gathered from a meeting in a hotel and a traveler who stumbles into their midst. There are multiple voices telling various stories happened in the small town oh Hokitika on .
The chair of the jury, Robert Macfarlane, described the novel saying: “It’s a dazzling work. It’s a luminous work. It is vast without being sprawling.”
Eleanor Catton was born in Canada. She actually lives in Auckland.


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