Books The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton Paperback, 834 pages, Little Brown & Co, List Price: $18 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe LuminariesAuthorEleanor Catton Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Hardcover, 834 pages, Little Brown & Co, $27, published October 15 2013 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe LuminariesAuthorEleanor Catton Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary In a coastal New Zealand town during the 1866 gold rush, prostitute Anna Wetherell is arrested on the same day that three men with various connections to her disappear. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Awards and Recognition Booker Prize (2013) 12 weeks on NPR Paperback Fiction Bestseller List 19 weeks on NPR Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List Also by Eleanor Catton The Rehearsal Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Luminaries Book News & Features From New Zealand To New Testament With Man Booker Prize Finalists 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. Ian Gavan/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ian Gavan/Getty Images The Two-Way Book News: Eleanor Catton Is The Youngest-Ever Booker Winner October 16, 2013 Also: James Franco's new novel; Salvador Dali illustrates Don Quixote; the allure of unusable words.