Oct 25, 2013 — The Luminaries, by New Zealander Eleanor Catton, won the 2013 Man Booker Prize. It debuts at No. 9.
Oct 16, 2013 — This week, 28-year-old Eleanor Catton became the youngest person ever to win the Man Booker Prize, for her novel The Luminaries. Critic Ellah Allfrey says this year's finalists were some of the most compelling in years — and The Luminaries is "a masterwork of structural brilliance."
Oct 16, 2013 — Also: James Franco's new novel; Salvador Dali illustrates Don Quixote; the allure of unusable words.
Jun 19, 2011 — When gold was discovered in Alaska and Canada in the 1890s, thousands packed their bags and headed north, knowing little of the troubles they would face. Howard Blum writes about their adventures in The Floor Of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush.