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Marlon James: A Decade Since the Booker Prize

Monday 3rd June

Pilrig St. Paul's Church, 1B Pilrig St, Edinburgh EH6 5AH
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Marlon James

Please note, this event is now taking place at Pilrig St. Paul's Church, 1B Pilrig St, Edinburgh EH6 5AH.

Who would believe it has been a decade since Kingston's finest, Marlon James, won the Booker Prize? His A Brief History of Seven Killings is a modern classic about the attempted assassination of Bob Marley.

We are truly honoured to be celebrating Marlon's historic Man Booker success and hope that you will join us in celebrating this wonderful piece of literature!

A Brief History of Seven Killings

Jamaica, 1976. Seven gunmen storm Bob Marley's house, machine guns blazing. The reggae superstar survives. The gunmen are never caught.

Marlon James' dazzling novel reimagines an event that has become a modern myth. Spanning three decades, A Brief History of Seven Killings chronicles the lives of a host of unforgettable characters: slum kids, one-night stands, drug lords, girlfriends, gunmen, journalists and even the CIA.

Gripping and inventive, ambitious and mesmerising, this is a stunning new edition of one of the most acclaimed novels of the twenty-first century.

About Marlon James

Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. He is the author of the New York Times-bestseller Black Leopard, Red Wolf. A Brief History of Seven Killings won the 2015 Man Booker Prize, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for fiction, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for fiction, and the Minnesota Book Award. His other publications include The Book of Night Women and John Crow's Devil. James divides his time between Minnesota and New York.

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