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Eleanor Catton Has Won the Man Booker Prize

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Eleanor Catton has won the Man Booker Prize for 2013 with The Luminaries. You can read a free excerpt at this link. Here’s more about the novel:

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields.  On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes.

We also collected free samples of all the longlisted books and wrote about one longlisted book that was rejected 47 times.

U.K. gamblers at Ladbrokes have set betting odds for the prestigious Booker Prize, giving Jim Crace 11/8 chance of winning with HarvestEleanor Catton‘s The Luminaries has the next best shot with 11/4 odds and Colm Toíbín‘s The Testament of Mary has a 4/1 chance of winning and

 

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