‘Eleanor Catton’s stellar success,’ Kim Knight, Sunday Star Times, 4 Aug 2014,

“A man walks into a West Coast pub and sells half a million copies of a literary fiction novel constructed according to the astrological alignments of the planets. This year, for local book retailers, fact was stranger than fiction.

‘We deal with hard data,’ says Nevena Nikolic, sales and marketing manager with Nielsen BookScan. ‘I can’t comment, except to say it is unprecedented to see a New Zealand fiction title take out of the honour of the biggest-selling book in New Zealand.'”Read More