New Zealand's Eleanor Catton wins 2013 Man Booker prize
LONDON Oct 15 (Reuters) - New Zealand author Eleanor Catton won the 2013 Man Booker prize for English fiction on Tuesday for her novel "The Luminaries", to become the youngest winner in the award's 45-year history.
Chair of judges Robert Macfarlane described 28-year-old Catton's second novel - set in the New Zealand gold rush of 1866 - as a wonder of structure and story-telling.
"The Luminaries is a magnificent novel: awesome in its structural complexity, addictive in its story-telling and magical in its conjuring of a world of greed and gold," he said. (Reporting by Paul Casciato)