Marlon James

Marlon James, winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, will talk about his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. A Brief History of Seven Killings explores Jamaican history through the perspectives of multiple narrators and genres: the political thriller, the oral biography, and the classic whodunit. James is also the author of the novels, John Crow’s Devil and The Book of Night Women (winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Minnesota Book Award), and “From Jamaica to Minnesota to Myself,” a widely read essay that appeared in the New York Times Magazine. His book Black Leopard, Red Wolf is forthcoming in 2019. He teaches English and creative writing at Macalester College. Sponsors: Lowell Humanities Series and African and African Diaspora Studies.

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