Writer Eleanor Catton not only won a Man Book Prize for her novel The Luminaries. She is now getting her own BBC drama series as well! Catton was the youngest winner of the Man Booker prize ever, and her book broke the record for the longest book in the prize’s history.
Catton said to the BBC that she is “having enormous fun” working on the show. She is “learning every day, and is just so excited to see the world of the novel created in the flesh.” So are we! Each of the six episodes will be an hour long and are being produced by Working Title Television.
Congratulations to Eleanor for her success! The Luminaries is a great book that deserves being turned into a show. Filming doesn’t start until 2017, giving plenty of time for those who haven’t read the book to pick it up and finish the 800+ page book!
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