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Marlon James


Jamaica (b.1970)

Marlon James graduated from The University of the West Indies in 1991 with a B.A in Literature, and Wilkes University in 2006 with an M.A. in Creative Writing. At Wilkes he was awarded Norman Mailer's Norris Church Mailer Scholarship for Creative Writing. His short fiction has appeared in the anthologies Iron Balloons (2006), Bronx Noir (2007) and Silent Voices (2007) for which he received a Pushcart Prize nomination. His non-fiction has appeared in the Caribbean Review of Books.

He has taught at the Calabash International Literary Festival Workshop in Kingston Jamaica for two years. More recently he has taught at the Gotham Writers Workshop in New York City and was a judge for the PEN Beyond Margins Award.
 

Genres: Fantasy, Literary Fiction
 

Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel winner (2015) : A Brief History of Seven Killings
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book nominee (2016) : A Brief History of Seven Killings


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