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Eleanor Catton: The Luminaries
Thursday, May 22 2014
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
City Recital Hall Angel Place, Angel Place, Sydney
Eleanor Catton, Steven Gale (facilitator)
Eleanor Catton’s dazzling epic has confirmed her as one of the literary world’s brightest rising stars. Her Man Booker Prize-winning second novel is a complex, exquisitely crafted tale of historical intrigue among the goldmines of New Zealand in 1866. Catton’s writing is linguistically astute and cleverly structured. Steven Gale speaks to the youngest winner of this prestigious prize about the extraordinary, ambitious literary accomplishment that is The Luminaries.
Tickets now available only through City Recital Hall Angel Place.
Supported by Man Investments.
Eleanor Catton (International)
Eleanor Catton’s second novel The Luminaries won the 2013 Man Booker Prize. At 28 she is the youngest person to win this prestigious prize. She was the recipient of the 2008 Glenn Schaeffer Fellowship to study for a year at the prestigious University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Eleanor went on to hold a position as adjunct professor of creative writing at the university, teaching creative writing and popular culture. Her first novel was The Rehearsal.
Steven Gale is an arts project manager and consultant based in London. He has worked at theatres in England and Scotland, and taught at universities in Ireland and the US. He was assistant artistic director at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, and assistant director to the renowned Catalan director Calixto Bieito on two theatre productions for the Edinburgh International Festival, Life is a Dream and Barbaric Comedies.