Huge congrats to Marlon James who has become the first Jamaican writer to win the Man Booker prize. A Brief History of Seven Killings is Marlon James’ fictional account of an attempt on Bob Marley’s life, described as brimming “with shocking gang violence, swearing, graphic sex, drug crime but also, said
Check out this interview by the Wall Street Journal with Jamaican writer Marlon James on his novel, ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings.’ According to the WSJ, “The book is a fictional, kaleidoscopic take on the 1976 assassination attempt on reggae star Bob Marley and its aftermath.” READ MORE: AT
Jamaican author Marlon James has released his second novel, The Book of Night Women to positive reviews. A Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Macalester College, his first novel was John Crow’s Devil.