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Eleanor Catton in conversation with Robert Macfarlane, RSL

April 3, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A special collaboration with the Royal Society of Literature and Intelligent Life magazine sees the return of Eleanor Catton to London for an exclusive event in which Robert Macfarlane, bestselling travel writer and Chair of the Man Booker Prize judges, will interview Catton for the first time.

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Last October, Catton, a 28-year-old New Zealander, became the youngest ever winner of the Man Booker Prize. Her epic 832-page murder-mystery The Luminaries (Granta Books), is set in the New Zealand gold rush of 1866. Combining intricate plotting with compassionate wisdom about the human condition, it has been praised as ‘dazzling, luminous, vast’, ‘carefully executed, relentlessly clever, easy to read’, and ‘breathtakingly ambitious’.

How did she do it, and what comes next? Just two of the questions Robert Macfarlane will pose in what promises to be a thought-provoking interview with with one of the most talented young novelists at work today.

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