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Day: 14 October 2013
Crossing our fingers for Eleanor Catton
Not long now until the winner of the Man Booker Prize is announced. Kia ora Eleanor Catton and best of luck. From me and all of us at Christchurch City Libraries – librarians and library users alike. I wonder what the Man Booker equivalent of Break a leg is – Bust that Man Booker?
The Luminaries is a bloody BRILLIANT piece of fiction.
NZ Listener will be there:
We’ll be tweeting live from the 2013 Man Booker Prize ceremony in London. Coverage starts around 7am this Wednesday, NZ time.
— New Zealand Listener (@nzlistener) October 13, 2013
- Check out the 2013 shortlist on our page listing previous nominees and winners of the Man Booker Prize
This week in Christchurch history (14 -20 October)
15 October 1881
Lancaster Park opens. This privately owned development was built so that sports clubs could charge admission fees to games.
17 October 1861
Christchurch Club building opens. Designed by B.W. Mountfort and Isaac Luck, it was probably New Zealand’s first club.
20 October 1948
Pleasure Garden art controversy begins when a Frances Hodgkins painting (done in about 1933) is exhibited at “the Group” show. This fierce debate on art style was joined by people throughout New Zealand. It raged for 3 years until the City Council accepted the painting as a gift on 3 September 1951.
Court Theatre’s recent production The Great Art War was based on this incident.
More October events in the Chronology.