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    Award-winning readers

    Published on 05/09/2014 by David Birkett

    Eleanor Catton, whose novel The Luminaries saw her becoming the youngest-ever winner of The Booker Prize (with the longest novel) has established an imaginative literary award.  Successful applicants for the as-yet unnamed award for writers will receive $3,000 in order to provide themselves with time to read.  Working on the principle that ‘Writers are readers first’, Catton will simply require that after three months the awarded writers will ‘write a short piece of non-fiction about their reading (what was interesting to them, what they learned) that will be posted online so that others can benefit from their reading too.’

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