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

Posted on 14th October 2015 by Sally Campbell
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.

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:


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