Man Booker Prize Won by Jamaica’s Marlon James [ Current Affairs ]

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An illusory history of the attempted killing of Bob Marley in 1976 has given Jamaica its first ever Man Booker winner. Marlon James has become the first Jamaican author to win the prize.

Image of Marlon James

Image of Marlon James

Man Booker Prize Winner 2015

About the book:

  • The book has 686 - epic pages named ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’.
  • It is crime novel that moves at a terrific pace.
  • It has over 75 characters.
  • It was inspired by the real - life attempted murder of Bob Marley.

About Marlon James:

Marlon James was born in 1970 and is a Jamaican novelist.

He has printed three novels:

  • The Book of Night Women (2009),
  • John Crow’s Devil (2010)
  • A Brief History of Seven Killings (2014),

He was a graduate from the University of the West Indies in 1991.

He received a master’s degree in creative writing.

Awards and achievements:

  • 2009 - National Book Critics Circle Award finalist for The Book of Night Women
  • 2010 - Dayton Literary Peace Prize (Fiction) for The Book of Night Women
  • 2010 - Minnesota Book Award (Novel & Short Story) for The Book of Night Women
  • 2013 - Silver Musgrave Medal from the Institute of Jamaica
  • 2014 - National Book Critics Circle Award finalist for A Brief History of Seven Killings
  • 2015 - Anisfield - Wolf Book Award for Fiction for A Brief History of Seven Killings
  • 2015 - Man Booker Prize for Fiction for A Brief History of Seven Killings

- Published on: October 14, 2015