16.04.2014 - Eleanor Catton
Author Eleanor Catton is coming to BorderKitchen on April 16th. She is the author of The Luminaries and the youngest winner in the Man Booker Prize’s history.
BorderKitchen is organising an interview with the Canadian born, and New Zealand raised author on April 16th in The Hague.
Her book The Luminaries was written in a Victorian style and has a fiendishly clever and original structuring device, using the star signs of the twelve main characters and the movements in the sky of 19th century New Zealand. The novel begins on 27 January 1866 when, on a stormy night, a weary traveler encounters a secret society of twelve men. A mysterious adventure unfolds in this hefty novel, a web of events, brilliantly interwoven and richly told.
Eleanor Catton debuted at the age of 22 with The Rehearsal. The Luminaries is her second novel and is being published in March in Dutch as Al wat schittert. It is a translation by Gerda Baardman and Jan de Nijs and is published by Anthos. At BorderKitchen Eleanor Catton will be interviewed by journalist and author Liddie Austin,
“It’s a dazzling work. It’s a luminous work. It is vast without being sprawling,” – Robert Macfarlane, chair of the judges of the Man Booker Prize
“Irresistible, masterful, compelling. . . . The Luminaires has a gripping plot that is cleverly unravelled to its satisfying conclusion, a narrative that from the first page asserts that it is firmly in control of where it is taking us. . . . [Catton is] a mistress of plot and pacing. . . .” —The Telegraph (5-star review)