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Marlon James

An Evening with Marlon James

Event Details

Thursday, February 13, 2020
7 p.m.
Central Library, 201 W Mifflin Street
James won the 2015 Man Booker prize for Fiction for A Brief History of Seven Killings, the first Jamaican author to do so. He explores Jamaican history through the perspectives of of multiple narrators and genres with excursions to the assassination attempt on reggae musician Bob Marley as well as country's own clandestine battles during the Cold War. In this Humanities Without Borders talk, James will discuss writing and the writing process, as well as the history of the Caribbean, race and