Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Eleanor Catton - Lexus NZ Woman of the Year
Outstanding New Zealanders Dean Barker and Eleanor Catton have been named the Lexus M2 Man and Woman of the Year for 2013 at the annual awards ceremony last night.
The exclusive black tie event, held in The Great Room at Auckland’s Langham Hotel, saw this year’s winners revealed to a star-studded group of notable New Zealanders, including media personalities, esteemed business leaders and sportspeople.
It has been an exceptional year for Man Booker Prize-winning author and Lexus M2woman Woman of the Year Eleanor Catton, adding yet another award to her ever-growing list of accolades.
“Eleanor’s passion, her vision, her drive and determination to succeed are an inspiration for all New Zealand women striving for success and overcoming hurdles. At just 28, we can expect an amazing future from Eleanor.
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