Marlon James

Marlon James

Bio

Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. His most recent novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, won the 2015 Man Booker Prize. It was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for fiction, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for fiction, and the Minnesota Book Award. It was also a New York Times Notable Book. James is also the author of The Book of Night Women, which won the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Minnesota Book Award, and was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction and an NAACP Image Award. His first novel, John Crow’s Devil, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for first fiction and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. James lives in Minneapolis.

Marlon James

Marlon James

Books

10/14/15

Riverhead author Marlon James took home the 2015 Man Booker Prize for his “absorbing and compelling novel“ (Reuters) A Brief History of Seven Killings. On Tuesday, James was presented with… Read more >

9/16/15

Riverhead author Marlon James will be traveling to the United Kingdom next month to participate in all the festivities celebrating his Shortlist nomination for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for his… Read more >

7/22/15

Marlon James can add yet another win to his long list of awards for his “tour-de-force (The Wall Street Journal), “awe-inspiring” (Entertainment Weekly) and “epic” (The New York Times)… Read more >

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