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Booker Prize Awarded!

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We have a winner! This year's Man Booker Prize has been awarded to Eleanor Catton for her novel The Luminaries. We Londoners should be especially proud - Catton was born right here in London, Ontario. Set in the goldfields of New Zealand in the 1860's, The Luminaries follows one prospector as he seeks fortune in a small town. Upon arriving, he stumbles upon a secret meeting and becomes entangled in a series of unsolved crimes. Moody is drawn into the complex mystery behind the crimes, and each twist and turn highlights the interconnected nature of the town and its people. Catton's win has set two records: she is the youngest author to win the prestigious award, and, at 832 pages, The Luminaries is the longest ever Man Booker winning novel.
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The other shortlist nominees for the award are:
The Man Booker prize rewards the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. Check out other Man Booker award winners by clicking here.