Marlon James, Jamaican Novelist, Wins Man Booker Prize – The New York Times

The Jamaican novelist Marlon James won the Man Booker Prize on Tuesday for his novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” a raw, violent epic that uses the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in 1976 to explore Jamaican politics, gang wars and drug trafficking. Mr. James is the first Jamaican-born author to win the Man Booker, Britain’s most prestigious literary award.

Source: Marlon James, Jamaican Novelist, Wins Man Booker Prize – The New York Times