Writers on Mondays: Eleanor Catton 

Mon 5 Aug 2013,  12.15pm–1.15pm
Te Marae, Level 4
Free entry

Eleanor Catton, photograph by and courtesy of Robert Catto.

Internationally acclaimed author Eleanor Catton discusses her second, much-anticipated novel, The Luminaries, with chair Fergus Barrowman.

Set in Hokitika during the gold rush of 1866, and described as an ‘astrological murder mystery’, The Luminaries draws immediate comparisons to the vast and macroscopic novels of the 19th century. Catton describes the origins, mysteries, and fates that led to this extraordinary new work. 

Chair: Fergus Barrowman 

About Writers on Mondays

From mid July to October each year, Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) runs a series of events highlighting writers active in and around Wellington, as well as guests from overseas.

Writers on Mondays 2013 is hosted by Te Papa with additional support from Circa Theatre.

Please note that no food may be taken onto Te Marae.

See all Writers on Mondays events at Te Papa

Go to the IIML website to download a programme