Jamaican Marlon James wins Man Booker prize

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Jamaican author Marlon James has won the Man Booker Prize for his novel inspired by the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the 1970s.

Michael Wood, chair of the judges, described A Brief History of Seven Killings as the “most exciting” book on the shortlist.

a brief history of seven killingsThe 680-page epic was “full of surprises” as well as being “very violent” and “full of swearing”.

James was announced the £50,000 winner on Tuesday night at London’s Guildhall.

He is the first Jamaican author to win the Man Booker Prize. Receiving the award, he said a huge part of the novel had been inspired by reggae music. Read more at the BBC.

A brief History of Seven Killings available at Amazon.com 

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