The Luminaries, a novel by Eleanor Catton, has won this year’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction, considered to be the most prestigious fiction book award in the UK. At 28, Catton is the youngest ever winner, and also received the accolade for the longest book to win the prize, at 832 pages! The winning title, announced last night, was chosen from a shortlist of the following six books, all of which are available in the Library:
- A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki – E823 OZE(TAL)
- Harvest by Jim Crace – E823 CRA(HAR)
- The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri – E823 LAH(LOW)
- The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton – E823 CAT(LUM)
- The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin – E823 TOI(TES)
- We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo – E823 BUL(WE)
The shortlisted books are all currently on display in the Library by the self-issue kiosk, why not borrow one this weekend?