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Cast Announced for BBC’s The Luminaries Adaptation

Cast Announced for BBC’s The Luminaries Adaptation

Eva Green (“Casino Royale”), Eve Hewson (“The Knick”) and Marton Csokas (“Into the Badlands”) will star in “The Luminaries, “the TV adaptation of Eleanor Catton’s award-winning novel,” writes Stewart Clarke in an article for…

Author Eleanor Catton on the Books That Changed Her

Author Eleanor Catton on the Books That Changed Her

New Zealand Booker Prize-winning novelist Eleanor Catton recently spoke with The Guardian on the crackpot astrological study she’d like to write, and the book she finds “dishonest, pious and vengeful”, for the newspaper’s regular…

Writer and Engineer Ben Sanders Ups the Stakes

Writer and Engineer Ben Sanders Ups the Stakes

For a couple of days a week, Ben Sanders, 28, is a mild-mannered New Zealand engineer; the rest of the time he’s dreaming crimes and mayhem on the mean streets of the United States….

How to Win the Man Booker Prize

How to Win the Man Booker Prize

The upstairs room of an indie bookstore. A book launch for a local author. Crisps and wine are being handed out, a buzz is in the air, congratulations are showered upon the young writer….

Eleanor Catton’s New Novel a Psychological Thriller

Eleanor Catton’s New Novel a Psychological Thriller

Eleanor Catton, the youngest ever Booker-prize winning author, has sold the rights to her third novel, a psychological thriller set in rural New Zealand where super-rich foreigners face off with ragtag locals on the…

Find Your Fortune in Hills of Gold

Find Your Fortune in Hills of Gold

“When the star-crossed prospectors featured in West Coast, they took their lives in their hands,” Telegraph travel correspondent Lloyd Hook writes. “For…

The Rehearsal Adaptation a Team Effort

The Rehearsal Adaptation a Team Effort

The spirit of collaboration runs deep in Alison Maclean’s The Rehearsal, the Canadian filmmaker’s often ambitious and hearteningly daring big screen adaptation of Man Booker Prize-winning author New Zealander Eleanor Catton’s first novel of…

Marlon Williams Smoulders in TV Debut

Marlon Williams Smoulders in TV Debut

With 24-year-old New Zealand singer Marlon Williams making his Australian television debut – in ABC’s seductive new miniseries, The Beautiful Lie – both his vocal ability and screen charisma should convince viewers of this…

Kerry Fox Tutors Directors on Actors in Melbourne

Kerry Fox Tutors Directors on Actors in Melbourne

New Zealand actor Kerry Fox, who stars in Australian film Downriver, which premieres at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), also gave a masterclass at the event with the film’s writer/director Grant Scicluna about the…

Eleanor Catton Blasts Critics’ Jingoistic National Tantrum

Eleanor Catton Blasts Critics’ Jingoistic National Tantrum

Award-winning author Eleanor Catton has hit back at figures in New Zealand who reacted with anger to her criticisms of the country’s “neoliberal, profit-obsessed, very shallow, very money-hungry politicians”, describing the vicious attacks she…

Writing Isn’t Just about Expression Says Author Eleanor Catton

Writing Isn’t Just about Expression Says Author Eleanor Catton

Author Eleanor Catton, who is a participant in The Hindu Lit Fest in January 2015, talks to the Hindu about why writing isn’t just about expression but about impression too. Catton, who has set up…

Mansfield, Hulme, Frame – Literary Wizards

Mansfield, Hulme, Frame – Literary Wizards

With the Tasmanian author Richard Flanagan announced as this year’s Booker winner – last year, was our own, Eleanor Catton – the Irish Times brings you “10 great novels from Down Under”. Three authors from…

Eleanor Catton Enabling Writers Time to Read

Eleanor Catton Enabling Writers Time to Read

Booker-winning author of The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton, 28, has announced she will use her New Zealand Post best fiction prize money to establish a grant that will give writers “time to read”. Catton’s The Luminaries,…

Literature and the Shopping Cart

Literature and the Shopping Cart

“In a brilliant essay in New Zealand’s Metro, the writer Eleanor Catton, winner of last year’s Man Booker prize for The Luminaries – a remarkable and groundbreaking novel – defines the incompatibility of art…

On a Whirlwind of Promotion in the UK

On a Whirlwind of Promotion in the UK

Author Eleanor Catton, who is currently on a book tour in the UK, tells the Scotsman that when she won the Man Booker prize last October with The Luminaries, fellow winner, Life of Pi…

Creation Is a Completely Divine Concept, Says Catton

Creation Is a Completely Divine Concept, Says Catton

Ahead of appearances at Perth Writers Festival on 22 February and Adelaide Writers’ Week on 1 March, the Guardian’s Vicky Frost met with Booker prize-winning author 28-year-old Eleanor Catton to talk about her next…

Booker Judge Explains Catton’s Genius

Booker Judge Explains Catton’s Genius

Eleanor Catton’s Booker-winning The Luminaries is a novel in which almost everyone is obsessed with the acquisition of wealth, writes Robert Macfarlane in Intelligent Life, the sister publication to The Economist. But of all…

Talent Pool Something to Write Home about

Talent Pool Something to Write Home about

From Lorde to Gin Wigmore, to chef Matt Lambert and model Ashleigh Good (pictured), New Zealand punches above its weight, writes fellow New Zealander Kirsten Matthew for the New York Post. It’s not just pop…

Catton A Young World Changer

Catton A Young World Changer

New Zealand author, Eleanor Catton, has been named as one of TIME magazines 30 under 30 who are changing the world. Catton won the illustrious Man Booker Prize this year for The Luminaries, a 832-page…

Catton Reflects on Books That Have Shaped Hers

Catton Reflects on Books That Have Shaped Hers

Award-winning author New Zealander Eleanor Catton, 28, whose novel The Luminaries won this year’s Man Booker Prize and this month, Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award, reflects on the influences that have shaped her as…

Kiwi Heroines Meet in New York City

Kiwi Heroines Meet in New York City

They’ve taken the music and book worlds by storm and now Lorde and Eleanor Catton are sharing some bedtime reading. Lorde, real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor, and fellow Kiwi Catton caught up in the Big Apple…

On the Trail of Colour in Hokitika

On the Trail of Colour in Hokitika

For those “following the trail of the world created” in Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries, the Telegraph suggests ten great things to do in Hokitika. Included in the list is a cycle…

Aotearoa Casts Its Shadow on the Clouds

Aotearoa Casts Its Shadow on the Clouds

“There is a playful antagonism between the inhabitants of New Zealand’s two islands, North and South,” Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton writes for the Guardian in a story about growing up in New…

Booker Winner Sells Luminaries to Spooks-maker

Booker Winner Sells Luminaries to Spooks-maker

The makers of the critically acclaimed Spooks TV series have bought the rights to Eleanor Catton’s Booker prize-winning novel, The Luminaries. Catton, at 28-years the youngest ever Booker winner and her 832-page book the…

Men of a Certain Age Rile Booker Winner

Men of a Certain Age Rile Booker Winner

Sexism in the literary world is thriving, Man Booker prize winner Eleanor Catton says. The youngest-ever winner of one of the world’s most prestigious writing award says her book, The Luminaries, received a “bullying”…

Kiwi Eleanor Catton Wins Man Booker Prize

Kiwi Eleanor Catton Wins Man Booker Prize

New Zealand writer Eleanor Catton has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize. Ms Catton’s novel The Luminaries was shortlisted among six other titles for the fiction writing award. The Duchess of Cornwall…

New Zealand Author Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize

New Zealand Author Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize

New Zealand writer, Eleanor Catton’s book, The Luminaries, has been short-listed for the illustrious Man Booker Prize, becoming the youngest person to ever make the list. The 28-year-old’s book, about the New Zealand goldrush…

Pages Seethe with Misfired Bullets and Opium

Pages Seethe with Misfired Bullets and Opium

“Eleanor Catton didn’t set out to write an enormous book,” Guardian correspondent Kira Cochrane begins. “When she started her second novel, the Man Booker longlisted The Luminaries, she expected it to be about the…

With a Talent Like Catton’s One Can Never Be Sure

With a Talent Like Catton’s One Can Never Be Sure

New Zealand-raised author Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker nominated The Luminaries is reviewed by Lesley McDowell in The Scotsman this week. “ Catton’s doorstopper of a novel read like a recall the Victorian works so…

Catton’s Favourite First Line Unfolds Breathlessly

Catton’s Favourite First Line Unfolds Breathlessly

Man Booker nominee New Zealand author Eleanor Catton chooses her favourite first line for a Guardian catalogue, and it’s from another of our own, Janet Frame’s 1961 novel Faces in the Water. Faces in the…

Lighting Up the Longlist with Her Second Novel

Lighting Up the Longlist with Her Second Novel

New Zealand author Eleanor Catton, 27, has made the Man Booker Prize longlist for her novel, The Luminaries, which will be released in New Zealand on 1 August and in the US in October….

Releasing the writer

Releasing the writer

“It’s a weird thing to call yourself a ‘writer’ before you’ve written anything that others have read,” Lower Hutt-raised Eleanor Catton, 25, tells the Calgary Herald. “I’m not sure why that stigma exists, exactly,…

Welsh Prize Shortlist

Welsh Prize Shortlist

New Zealand author Eleanor Catton, 24, has made the short list for the University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize. The award, which is open to writers under the age of 3 who have been…

Illumination in Iowa

Illumination in Iowa

Cantabrian author Eleanor Catton talks to American site Eye Weekly about her celebrated debut novel The Rehearsal and how her novel has so far been received. Canadian-born Catton, 25, says the initial reviews in…

Rehearsal makes list

Rehearsal makes list

Cantabrian author Eleanor Catton’s debut novel The Rehearsal, has been longlisted for this year’s Orange Prize for Fiction, to be announced on June 9. Catton, 24, began writing The Rehearsal, about teenage life, when…

Catton shortlisted

Catton shortlisted

Wellington author Eleanor Catton, shortlisted for the 2009 Guardian first book award for her debut novel The Rehearsal, talks to the newspaper about the book’s beginnings, its inspiration and the “hardest bits”. “In…

Limelight Shy

Limelight Shy

Wellington author Eleanor Catton, 23, who is based in Iowa studying at the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop, says in an interview with the Irish Times that she is enjoying travelling the world promoting her…

Stellar young talent

Stellar young talent

Eleanor Catton, 24, has been praised in the first international reviews for her novel, The Rehearsal, receiving rave write-ups in influential publications The Scotsman, The Times and The Daily Telegraph. Tom…

Accolades for Catton

Accolades for Catton

Wellington author of The Rehearsal (Victoria University Press, NZ and Granta, UK) Eleanor Catton, 23, has won the UK’s Betty Trask Award worth £8,000. Sebastian Faulks presented £60,500 in prize money to twenty-one writers…

With Grand Applause

With Grand Applause

Wellington-based author Eleanor Catton’s first novel The Rehearsal has been bought by US publisher Granta for a six-figure sum. Currently working on her MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop as a 2008 Glenn Schaeffer…