Eleanor Catton - Author

About the Author

Eleanor Catton was born in 1985 in Canada and raised in New Zealand. She completed an MA in Creative Writing at Victoria University in 2007 and won the Adam Prize in Creative Writing for The Rehearsal. She was the recipient of the 2008 Glenn Schaeffer Fellowship to study for a year at the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop in the US and went on to hold a position as Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing there, teaching Creative Writing and Popular Culture. Eleanor won a 2010 New Generation Award. She now lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

Featured books by Eleanor Catton

The Luminaries

The Luminaries

Author: Eleanor Catton Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2014

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky. The Luminaries is an extraordinary piece of fiction. It is full of narrative, linguistic and psychological pleasures, and has a fiendishly clever and original structuring device. Written in pitch-perfect historical register, richly evoking a mid-19th century world of shipping and banking and goldrush boom and bust, it is also a ghost story, and a gripping mystery. It is a thrilling achievement and will confirm for critics and readers that Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international writing firmament.

The Luminaries

The Luminaries

Author: Eleanor Catton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Longlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2013. It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky. The Luminaries is an extraordinary piece of fiction. It is full of narrative, linguistic and psychological pleasures, and has a fiendishly clever and original structuring device.

Other books by Eleanor Catton

fenyessegek

fenyessegek

Author: Eleanor Catton Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2016

Fogadni mernek ra, hogy a horoszkopjuk azonos..."e;- Remekul fogunk szorakozni ma este! Elkeszitem a horoszkopjat!Anna bolintott. Az arca meg mindig langvoros volt.- Minden uj ismerosomnek el szoktam kesziteni - folytatta Mrs. Wells. - Micsoda nagyszeru szorakozas lesz kideriteni, mit tartogat a maga szamara a jovendo! Es hoztam vacsorara egy adag pastetomot, a legjobb fajtabol, amit csak kapni lehet Dunedinben. Hat nem remek?- De igen - mondta Anna, es a foldre sutotte a szemet.Mrs. Wells ugy tett, mintha eszre sem venne a lany zavarat.- Na mar most - mondta, mikozben leult a divanyra, es maga ele huzta a legnagyobb konyvet. - Mikor is szuletett pontosan, kedvesem?Anna megmondta.Mrs. Wells hatrahokolt, es a szivere szoritotta a kezet.- Jaj, nem! - kialtotta.- Tessek?- Milyen borzasztoan furcsa!- Mi olyan furcsa? - kerdezte Anna remult arccal.- Maganak ugyanaznap van a szuletesnapja, mint annak a fiatalembernek, akinek ma delutan... - De Lydia Wells nem fejezte be a mondatot, hanem hirtelen azt kerdezte: - Hany eves is, Miss Wetherell?- Huszonegy.- Huszonegy... Es Sydney-ben szuletett?- Igen, asszonyom.- Benn a varosban?- Igen.Lydia Wells arca vegtelen csodalkozasrol arulkodott.- Nem tudja tortenetesen azt is, pontosan hany orakor szuletett?- Azt hiszem, valamikor ejszaka - mondta Anna, es ujra elpirult. - Legalabbis anyam mindig ezt mondja. De hogy pontosan hany orakor, azt nem tudom.- Megdobbento! - kialtotta Mrs. Wells. - Meg vagyok dobbenve! Pontosan ugyanazon a napon! Es talan raadasul ugyanannal a csillagallasnal!Az elmult evek legnagyobb uj-zelandi konyvsikere - a szerzo a Booker-dij tortenetenek legfiatalabb dijazottja.Eleanor Catton fordulatos, hompolygo tortenete kerek szazotven evvel ezelott, az uj-zelandi aranylaz idejen jatszodik, a szigetek legtavolabbi csucskeben, ahol szovevenyes bunugyre derul feny. De vajon tisztaban vannak-e azzal a tettesek es az aldozatok, hogy mindez csak eppen ennel a csillagallasnal tortenhetett meg eppen igy?Egy sotet ugy es egy bravuros nyomozas... Mars, Venusz es a tobbi bolygo kepviseloi a kaotikus, vilag vegi telepulesen: miutan elolvastuk ezt a csodalatos regenyt, garantalt, hogy a sajat horoszkopunkra is mas szemmel nezunk!

Rehearsal

Rehearsal

Author: Eleanor Catton Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2010

A high-school sex scandal jolts a group of teenage girls into a new awareness of their own potency and power. The sudden and total publicity seems to turn every act into a performance and every platform into a stage. But when the local drama school decides to turn the scandal into a show, the real world and the world of the theatre are forced to meet, and soon the boundaries between private and public begin to dissolve. The Rehearsal is an exhilarating and provocative novel about the unsimple mess of human desire, at once a tender evocation of its young protagonists and a shrewd expose of emotional compromise.

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