Man Booker Winner 2013 is Eleanor Catton

The 2013 Man Booker Prize winner is announced
15 October 2013
So, Eleanor Catton with The Luminaries it is. The youngest Man Booker winner in the prize’s history (she is 28 but completed The Luminaries aged 27) has triumphed with the longest ever Man Booker winning novel (832 pages). Catton is just the second New Zealander to win the prize, the first being Keri Hulme with The Bone People in 1985. A more important statistic is that earlier in the year there were an extraordinary 151 novelists submitted for the prize and from this reach field of literary wheat hers is the one head that remains standing, waving in the warm breeze of the judges’ favour. Life for Eleanor Catton will never be the same again.

Portrait of The artist as a Young Man By James Joyce

New Study group starting on Tuesday 5th November at Palmerstown
Library, Joycean enthusiast Roslyn Hickey will lead
this 4—week study group. Those interested in taking
part will need to read the first 62 pages before the
first session on Tuesday 5th November. Copies of
the book (Penguin Classics, 2000) are available from Palmerstown Library.
A perfect precursor to reading Ulysses, group
meetings will take place on 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th
November at 7.30pm. Free but booking essential.
If you are interested, please call Siobhan at 01-
6518129 at Palmerstown Library,