28-Year-Old Eleanor Catton Wins the Man Booker Prize

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New Zealand author Eleanor Catton poses during a photo call for shortlisted Man Booker Prize 2013 authors at the Southbank Centre in London, on October 13, 2013, ahead of announcing the winner on October 15.
New Zealand author Eleanor Catton poses during a photo call for shortlisted Man Booker Prize 2013 authors at the Southbank Centre in London, on October 13, 2013, ahead of announcing the winner on October 15. Photo: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

She is the youngest winner in the prize’s history, and only the second author from New Zealand. Meanwhile, her 832-page book, The Luminaries, is the longest novel ever to win. Eleanor Catton is making history all over the U.K. tonight.