“It is...about capitalism, greed, and the moral depths that people will sink to when the opportunity of accruing immense wealth is put before them”
Liz Bury, ‘Why you should read The Luminaries’, The Guardian
This month one of the most important literary awards in the world, the Man Booker Prize, was awarded to a New Zealander. Eleanor Catton became the youngest winner ever of the Booker Prize with her novel ‘The Luminaries’, set in New Zealand's goldfields in 1866.
While Catton now joins an illustrious list of previous winners such as Margaret Atwood, William Golding and Salman Rushdie, New Zealand is facing into another historic period of greed in the face of environmental destruction as a new frontier of extraction is opened up. Read more >
Deep-sea exploratory oil drilling activities will ...