by Eleanor Catton
October 16, 2013 This week, 28-year-old Eleanor Catton became the youngest person ever to win the Man Booker Prize, for her novel The Luminaries. Critic Ellah Allfrey says this year's finalists were some of the most compelling in years — and The Luminaries is "a masterwork of structural brilliance."
Eleanor Catton, author of The Luminaries poses for photographs Tuesday after winning the 2013 Man Booker Prize for Fiction at The Guildhall in London.
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October 16, 2013 Also: James Franco's new novel; Salvador Dali illustrates Don Quixote; the allure of unusable words.
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