New Zealand-born Eleanor Catton, 28, became the youngest ever winner of the Man Booker prize last night for her book, The Luminaries.
Also the longest book to take the title (its a whopping 832 pages), the win makes her the 16th woman to be awarded the prize since 1969.
The Luminaries is set in Victorian times during the New Zealand gold rush and follows the story of Walter Moody who finds himself involved with a string of unsolved mysteries.
The award was presented by the Duchess of Cornwall, an big supporter of literacy, at a glamorous event at Londons Guildhall.
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