Marlon James

Finalist, 2019 National Book Awards

Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. His New York Times bestseller A Brief History of Seven Killings won the 2015 Man Booker Prize, making him the first Jamaican to take home the award.
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Black Leopard, Red Wolf

ISBN 9780735220171 Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written a novel unlike anything that’s come before it: a saga of breathtaking adventure that’s also an ambitious, involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is both surprising and profound as it explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power, and our need to understand them both. More about this book >

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Marlon James

Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. His New York Times bestseller A Brief History of Seven Killings won the 2015 Man Booker Prize, making him the first Jamaican to take home the award. The novel also won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and the Minnesota Book Award, and has been translated into twenty-one languages. James is also the author of the novels, John Crow’s Devil and The Book of Night Women.

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