Novelist Marlon James moved to the Midwest, beat his demons and won the world’s top literary prize. How Marlon James Escaped Jamaica to Win Top Literary Prize – Rolling Stone
Marlon James was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1970. He graduated from the University of the West Indies in 1991 with a degree in Language and Literature, and from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania in 2006 with a Masters in creative writing.
Marlon James was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1970. His third novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings won the Man Booker prize for fiction, was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, and won the American Book Award in fiction in 2015.
Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. His most recent novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings , won the 2015 Man Booker Prize, making James the first Jamaican author to take home the United Kingdom’s most prestigious literary award.
Oct 14, 2015 · Mr. James became the first Jamaican to win the prize, Britain’s top literary award, for his novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings.” Marlon James, Jamaican Novelist, Wins Man Booker Prize.
Marlon James, “From Jamaica to Minnesota to Myself,” New York Times Magazine, For example, a January 2016 Rolling Stone article was titled “Marlon James: How Rebel Novelist Escaped Jamaica to Win Top Literary Prize” (Alex Morris, 6 January 2016,
He is the first Jamaican to win the literary prize – billed as «fiction at its finest» – in its 47-year history. James said: «Jamaica has a really rich literary tradition.
Oct 14, 2015 · Marlon James, author of «A Brief History of Seven Killings», poses for photographers after winning the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015 in London, Britain October 13, 2015.
Oct 14, 2015 · James became the first Jamaican to win in the prize’s 47-year history. At nearly 700 pages, “Seven Killings” is no easy airport read. The novel, which James had been thinking about for
Justine Henzell who co-runs the Calabash literary festival in Jamaica, and where Marlon James began to hone his craft, says James is part of a renaissance of Jamaican writing. “Everyone, the
Aug 25, 2016 · It’s been nine months since Marlon James became the first Jamaican writer to win the Man Booker Prize, the large bags under his eyes and the mumbled, monosyllabic greeting are testament to the relentless cycle of travel, festival appearances, interviews and store signings that come with taking home literature’s most prestigious award.