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Booker Prize 2013 winner, Eleanor Catton, joins us for Literature Live

Centre for New Writing spring events

Booker Prize 2013 winner, Eleanor Catton
Eleanor Catton image © Janie Airey

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The Centre for New Writing's reading series, now known as Literature Live, was launched by Louis de Bernieres in October 2005. Since then the Centre has hosted an impressive line-up of writers including Will Self, Sarah Waters, John Banville, Paul Muldoon, Toby Litt, Rose Tremain, Hanif Kureishi, Hilary Mantel, Neil Gaiman and Colm Toibin.

This season's Literature Live and Jeanette Winterson "in Conversation" programme of events is as impressive as ever, with guests including Russel T. Davies, Val McDermid and winner of the 2013 Man Booker Prize, Eleanor Catton, who joins us at The Whitworth Hall on Monday, 31 March 2014. Eleanor Catton was the youngest person, and only the second from New Zealand to win the prize. She has also triumphed with the longest ever Man Booker winning novel, at 832 pages. 

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