28 Jan 2014

Catton to receive honorary doctorate

8:39 pm on 28 January 2014

The 2013 Man Booker prize author, Eleanor Catton, is to receive an honorary doctorate in literature from Victoria University.

The New Zealand writer took the prize for her second novel The Luminaries.

Eleanor Catton.

Eleanor Catton. Photo: VICTORIA UNIVERSITY

University Vice-Chancellor Professor Pat Walsh said Catton's success early in her career was evidence of her outstanding talent.

Catton graduated from Victoria University with a Masters of Arts in Creative Writing in 2008. She will receive her doctorate at the May graduation ceremony.