Award-winning JA author Marlon James to talk at Miami Book Fest

Marlon James

The Miami International Book Fair will host a special reading event for award-winning Jamaican author, Marlon James, Wednesday night, starting 6 pm at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus. The Man Booker Prize winner will deliver a special talk and open Q&A with fans.

James will deliver a special talk, as well as host a Q&A with audience members to discuss both his work and his thoughts on the upcoming next generation of Caribbean Literature.

Marlon James‘s break-out recognition as the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Man Booker literary prize is no surprise to those familiar with his career. Born in Jamaica in 1970 and a graduate of the University of the West Indies, his first novel, “John Crow’s Devil,” was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for first fiction, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. His third book, “The Book of Night Women” won the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Minnesota Book Award, was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction, and an NAACP Image Award.

In addition to winning the Man Booker, “A Brief History of Seven Killings” was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for fiction, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for fiction, and the Minnesota Book Award.

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