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Eleanor Catton & Anne Meadows

Anne Meadows talks to Eleanor Catton about opium and gold, whether a good author can also be a sadist and what it means to be a New Zealand writer today.

Eleanor Catton

Eleanor Catton was born in 1985 in Ontario, Canada and raised in New Zealand. Her first novel, The Rehearsal, won the 2007 Adam Award from the International Institute of Modern Letters, and a Betty Trask Award. Her second novel, The Luminaries, was awarded the the 2013 Man Booker Prize and the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award.

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Anne Meadows

Anne Meadows is Editor at Granta and Portobello books, where she acquires literary fiction and non-fiction. She is always on the lookout for new writers with ambition and intelligence who believe that words are the best medium we have to share our messy, joyful, troubling experiences of being human. Her authors include John Darnielle, Donald Antrim, Frances Larson, Chinelo Okparanta, Catherine Lacey, Alejandro Zambra, Jáchym Topol and Katrine Kielos.

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