Eleanor Catton

Article image
The Luminaries review – a compulsively complex novel becomes simply addictive TV
Eleanor Catton has adapted her New Zealand-set page-turner into a must-see full of intrigue, opium and political machinations

Lucy Mangan

21, Jun, 2020 @9:00 PM

Article image
TV tonight: romance gives way to something far darker in The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton’s novel comes to TV in a moody, atmospheric adaptation. Plus: Mayans MC continues. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Hannah J Davies, Jack Seale, Hannah Verdier and Paul Howlett

21, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

Article image
Top 10 modern Victorian novels
Narrative tricks minted in the 19th century are still working in contemporary fiction by authors from Margaret Atwood to Sarah Waters

Paraic O’Donnell

07, Nov, 2018 @10:00 AM

Article image
Eleanor Catton: ‘The Bostonians sends me to sleep every time I pick it up’
The New Zealand novelist on the crackpot astrological study she’d like to write, and the book she finds ‘dishonest, pious and vengeful’

Eleanor Catton

22, Jun, 2018 @9:00 AM

Article image
How do you win the Man Booker prize? Move to New York or London | Lucy Diver
The prize used to champion outsiders. But a 2014 rule change has resulted in the neo-colonial dominance of the US and the UK says freelance writer Lucy Diver

Lucy Diver

16, Oct, 2017 @3:10 PM

Article image
Eleanor Catton's new novel revealed as a pre-apocalyptic drama set in New Zealand
Birnam Wood, which revolves around a US billionaire who has purchased a bolt-hole, comes after Peter Thiel bought South Island property

Eleanor Ainge Roy in Dunedin

15, Mar, 2017 @3:32 AM

Article image
The big question: are books getting longer?
A new survey of bestsellers and critics’ picks has concluded that the average book is now 25% bigger than 15 years ago. But not everyone reads things this way

Richard Lea

10, Dec, 2015 @1:00 PM

Article image
Guardian first book award: 16 years of talent-spotting
As nominations for 2015 open, it’s a good time to remember that the prize isn’t just the sum of its winners but of all the shortlisted stars of the future

Claire Armitstead

12, May, 2015 @4:25 PM

Article image
Eleanor Catton blasts critics’ ‘jingoistic national tantrum’
Booker prizewinner defends her right to discuss politics after speaking out over culture and power in New Zealand

Alison Flood

30, Jan, 2015 @7:00 PM

Article image
Joshua Ferris wins Dylan Thomas prize
Ferris beats favourites Eleanor Catton and Eimear McBride to win the £30,000 prize for his novel, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, writes Nicholas Wroe

Nicholas Wroe

07, Nov, 2014 @7:00 AM

Article image
International Dylan Thomas prize unveils 'extraordinarily strong' shortlist
Chair of judges Peter Florence hails 'a formidable year' for prize, with Eimear McBride, Eleanor Catton and Joshua Ferris among the contenders

Alison Flood

05, Sep, 2014 @9:11 AM

Article image
Eleanor Catton sets up grant to give writers 'time to read'
Booker-winning author of The Luminaries uses New Zealand Post prize money to encourage 'the first step' to good writing

Alison Flood

02, Sep, 2014 @9:12 AM

1 / 5 pages