Man Booker Prize 2013 til Eleanor Catton

Vinneren av årets Man Booker Prize ble offentliggjort i går, og Eleanor Catton stakk av med den kjente prisen for romanen The Luminaries. Hun er ikke bare den yngste vinneren noen sinne (28 nå, 27 da romanen ble gitt ut) – romanen er også den lengste vinneren med sine 837 sider. Hun er fra New Zealand, og er bare den andre forfatteren derfra som har vunnet prisen.

Om romanen:
It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.

The Luminaries står igjen som vinneren etter å ha danket ut totalt 151 nominerte. Øvrige kandidater som var med på kortlista er som følger:

We Need New Names – NoViolet Bulawayo (Chatto & Windus)
Harvest – Jim Crace (Picador)
The Lowland – Jhumpa Lahiri (Bloomsbury)
A Tale for the Time Being – Ruth Ozeki (Canongate)
The Testament of Mary – Colm Tóibín (Penguin)

Les mer om Eleanor Catton her, om boka her og om prisen her.

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