Marlon James Wins Man Booker Prize for ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’

Marlon James Wins Man Booker Prize for ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’

Marlon James has won the coveted Man Booker Prize for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. James is the first Jamaican writer to win the award in the Man Booker’s more than 45-year history. A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fictionalized account of the 1976 assassination attempt on Jamaican reggae superstar Bob Marley. It is the third novel by James, who was born and raised in Jamaica but now works out of St. Paul, Minnesota where he teaches at a Macalester College. The Man Booker Prize was first awarded in 1969, though it was limited to writers from …