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Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton in Dundee

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Novelist Eleanor Catton, author of The Rehearsal

Get excited, book lovers of Dundee: Eleanor Catton, author of the Man Booker Prize winning The Luminaries will be at Dundee Libraries to talk about her award-winning book!

Organised by Literary Dundee in association with the Man Booker Prize, and hosted in partnership with Dundee Libraries, the event will take place on Thursday 10th April at 6pm at the Steps Theatre. Eleanor Catton will be in conversation with Literary Dundee’s Peggy Hughes, about her work, and the incredible reception of The Luminaries; published by Granta in 2013, at 832 pages it is the longest book to win the Booker, making Catton the youngest ever winner.

Peggy Hughes, of Literary Dundee says: ‘Literary Dundee’s mission is to bring the best writers in the world to Dundee, so we’re thrilled that Eleanor Catton is joining us as part of her Man Booker Prize UK tour. Her novel The Luminaries is staggering – a page turner, a keep you up all nighter – and we can’t wait to hear more about the writing of it, and to warmly welcome Eleanor to Dundee.’

Shona Donaldson, of Dundee Libraries says: ‘Dundee Reading Groups shadowed the Man Booker Prize last year and are delighted to have the opportunity to hear the winner, Eleanor Catton, in Central Library.’

There will be the opportunity to buy and browse Eleanor’s books and have them signed, thanks to Waterstones, and refreshments will be provided. The event is free, but please reserve a ticket by emailing or phoning 01382 431500. All welcome!


Eleanor Catton – Man Booker Prize Winner

Thursday 10th April, 6pm – 7.30pm

Steps Theatre, Dundee Central Library


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