Marlon James


Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. His novel A Brief History of Seven Killings won the 2015 Man Booker Prize. It was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for fiction, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for fiction, and the Minnesota Book Award. It was also a New York Times Notable BookJames is also the author of The Book of Night Women, which won the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Minnesota Book Award, and was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction and an NAACP Image Award. His first novel, John Crow’s Devil, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for first fiction and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. James divides his time between Minnesota and New York.


Marlon James: Black Leopard, Red Wolf – An African Game of Thrones.

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We are delighted to have Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James back in Dalkey to unveil his latest work Black Leopard, Red Wolf. The critics are raving about it. The Washington Post said that “James has spun an African fantasy as vibrant, complex and haunting as any western mythology and nobody who survives reading this […]


Dystopia in Paradise: The Dark Side of the Caribbean

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White sands, turquoise beaches, pina coladas, herb, reggae and chill, this is the image of the Caribbean that marketers have perfected, but the reality of the Caribbean is far from that ideal. The legacy of slavery, grinding poverty and colonial oppression have framed the Caribbean. Today those same beautiful islands are home to violent gangs, […]


Movies and Books

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This is a must for film buffs, TV aficionados, and book lovers. Join a ten-time Academy Award winner, a Booker prize winner, the brilliant creator of recent TV sensation Deutschland 83 and 86 and a double-Oscar winning producer as they explore books, movies and the future of TV. With David Puttman, Anna Winger, Marlon James, […]


The Personal is Political. Two Man Booker Prize Winners, who also happen to be captivating talkers, reveal how deep personal experience and their world view informs their writing. From climate change to slavery, from homophobia to corruption, from colonialisation to war and brutality, you can expect a light to be shone on the human condition. […]