Eleanor Catton presents her second novel, The Luminaries, shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize.

Eleanor Catton, born in 1985, is the author of The Rehearsal, shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize, longlisted for the Orange Prize, winner of the Betty Trask Award and published in twelve languages.

Tonight she presents her second novel, The Luminaries, which has been shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize. It is a work of fiction that combines murder mystery, historical adventure and astrological puzzle... a breath-taking piece of storytelling where everything is connected but nothing is as it seems.

'A starburst of talent ... an author wholly different from anyone else writing today.' The Sunday Times

'A rangy, enormous, brilliant novel' (The Telegraph)

'This epic novel... affirms the radiant talent of its author' (The Independent)