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Marlon James

Biography

Marlon James

Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. His most recent novel is A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS. He 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 lives in Minneapolis.

Marlon James

Books by Marlon James

by Marlon James - Fiction, Historical Fiction

On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife and his manager, and injured several others. A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath.