The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

The Luminaries is the novel; described by Robert Macfarlane, the chair of the judging panel, as a “dazzling work, luminous, vast” and “extraordinarily gripping”. Eleanor is the youngest ever winner of the prize and only the second New Zealander (after Keri Hulme  in 1985 for The Bone People) to win it.

The Man Booker Prize has been awarded annually since 1969 to the “best novel of the year written by a citizen of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.”

Cockburn Libraries has a copy of The Luminaries on-order so you can make a reservation and get yourself on the list to read it.