Saturday, August 31, 2013
The Luminaries was launched earlier in the month to much fanfare with the announcement that it had been long-listed for the 2013 Man Booker Prize. At the launch in Wellington at Unity Books, people queued for an hour to get a signed copy. Ellie is now in the UK launching the northern hemisphere edition, getting a sore signing hand, and we hear, enjoying a bit of haggis. Before she departed the Book Council held an event with Ellie, chaired by David Larsen, hosted by the wonderful Takapuna Library and including live piano music as guests arrived. The Luminaries is now available as an ebook here.