I haven’t yet read The Luminaries, which won the Man Booker Prize as well as the New Zealand Post best fiction and people’s choice awards. I think its heft intimidates me; also, I’ve heard mixed reviews from my Literary Masters members.
However, I am thoroughly impressed by the Kiwi author, the youngest ever to win the Man Booker: 28 year old Eleanor Catton. Why, you ask?
Ms. Catton has decided to take the money from her latest awards and set up a grant that will enable writers “the time to read.”
Let me repeat that: “the time to read“!
How awesome is that? We all know that the best writers are READERS. But really, you should read this article from The Guardian to learn Ms. Catton’s reasons for her generosity. In a world that lately seems to have gone stark raving mad, it is absolutely heart-warming and inspiring to witness such a move.
Click here for the article and enjoy!