Eleanor Catton continues her winning streak
Wednesday 20 November 2013
Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton has continued her winning streak with another prestigious award for her book, The Luminaries.
The Kiwi author was presented with the Canadian Governor General's Literacy Award in Toronto on Thursday 14 November.
Margaret Atwood and Michael Ondaatje were also finalists for the NZ$28,000 award.
Sales of The Luminaries have soared in the wake of Catton's Man Booker win. A reprint run of 30,000 copies in early November brought the total number of copies in print to 55,000.
Fergus Barrowman, Catton's NZ publisher interviewed on TV3 News, described the interest in the book as "extraordinary". "It's unprecendented for everyone, it's just taken off far faster than we hoped for in our wildest dreams," he said.