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Growing up with the King of Pop

Marlon James

‘The thrill of Thriller was being part of something global and local at once.’

Marlon James

Marlon James was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1970. His first novel, John Crow’s Devil was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Commonwealth Prize. His second novel, The Book Of Night Women, a New York Times Editor’s Choice was released to widespread critical acclaim. His third novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings won the 2015 Man Booker Prize. His short fiction has appeared in the anthologies Iron Balloons, Bronx Noir and Silent Voices, and his non-fiction in the Caribbean Review of Books. Currently a professor of literature and creative writing at Macalester College in St Paul, Minnesota.

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