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Video: Marlon James - Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize

Video: Marlon James - Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize

The writer of A Brief History of Seven Killings, this year's Man Booker Prize winning novel, talks frankly about writing in general and then, writing his prize-winning novel specifically.

Posted on 14th October 2015 by Sally Campbell

In our first video, watch Marlon James, the eloquent and fascinating prize-winner, talk about writing. He is candid about why he distrusts the written word, as well as previous mistakes he made while writing (and what he did to rectify them):


In our second video, James talks about writing his prizewinning novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings. He explains how rendering what seemed like one, brief and violent event - the assassination attempt of Bob Marley in 1976 - became a story that spanned decades of Jamaican history:

Related books

A Brief History of Seven Killings (Paperback)

A Brief History of Seven Killings (Paperback)

Marlon James




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Set against the backdrop of 1970s reggae culture, disco, sex and excess comes this remarkable re-imagining of the attempted assassination of Bob Marley

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