Eleanor Catton


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in London, Canada
September 24, 1985

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Eleanor Catton (born 1985) is a New Zealand author. Catton was born in Canada while her father, a New Zealand graduate, was completing a doctorate at the University of Western Ontario. She lived in Yorkshire until the age of 13, before her family settled in Canterbury, New Zealand. She studied English at the University of Canterbury, and completed a Master's in Creative Writing at The Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University of Wellington. She wrote her first novel, The Rehearsal, as her master's thesis.Eleanor Catton holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she also held an adjunct professorship, and an MA in fiction from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington. Currently she te ...more

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The Luminaries

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The Rehearsal

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“Love cannot be reduced to a catalogue of reasons why, and a catalogue of reasons cannot be put together into love.”
Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries

“A woman fallen has no future; a man risen has no past.”
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“Never underestimate how extraordinarily difficult it is to understand a situation from another person's point of view.”
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