PM congratulates NZ author on Man Booker Prize
Rt Hon John Key
16 October 2013
PM congratulates NZ author on Man Booker
Prime Minister John Key has congratulated
New Zealand author Eleanor Catton on winning the Man Booker
Prize for her novel The Luminaries, announced in
“This is a hugely significant achievement
on the world stage for a New Zealander,” Mr Key says.
“It is made even more extraordinary by the fact that
Eleanor Catton, at 28 years of age, is the youngest ever
author to receive the prize, and The Luminaries is
only her second novel.
“This will be a tremendous boost
for young New Zealanders in the arts and is a testament to
the obvious talent and hard work of Eleanor Catton,” Mr
Ms Catton is the first New Zealander to win the
Man Booker Prize since Keri Hulme in 1985 for The Bone
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