Bob Marley inspired novel wins Man Booker Prize 2015

October 14, 2015

Jamaican author Marlon James won this year’s Man Booker Prize For Fiction for his novel inspired by legendary Bob Marley.


A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fictionalized account of an attempted assassination of Marley in the 1970s.

The announcement was made on Tuesday night (Oct 13) at London’s Guildhall, with James becoming the first Jamaican author to pick up the £50,000 prize.

Accepting the award, James said he hoped his victory would bring “more attention to what’s coming out of Jamaica and the Caribbean, because I think there are some brand-new voices coming out who are exploring contemporary society, who are exploring what’s beyond politics, what’s beyond colonialism.”
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