A Brief History Of Seven Killings: An Evening With Marlon James

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS:
AN EVENING WITH MARLON JAMES

Join us for an evening with Marlon James as he discusses his 2015 Man Booker Prize-winning novel 'A Brief History of Seven Killings'.

Jamaica, 1976. Seven gunmen storm Bob Marley’s house, machine guns blazing. The reggae superstar survives, but the gunmen are never caught. Inspired by this near-mythic event, 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' takes the form of an imagined oral biography told by a number of unforgettable characters crossing decades and continents.

One of Literature's most electrifying new voices, the praise for Marlon's masterful storytelling and bold imagination ensure this is a conversation not to be missed.

‘Violence crowds the pages, and so does James’ dazzling dexterity with language. You could describe it as a Quentin Tarantino film wrestled down on paper or a Faulkner novel updated for the 21st Century, but as an achievement it stands alone… an uncompromising and exhilarating winner.’
The Guardian

The host for the evening will be announced shortly. Copies of 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' will be available for sale following the event.

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ABOUT MARLON JAMES

Marlon James was born in Jamaica in the 70s and currently resides in the US, teaching literature and creative writing. As well as winning the 2015 Man Booker Prize, A Brief History of Seven Killings also won The American Book Award, the Ansfield-Wolf Book Prize, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean fiction and the Minnesota Book Award. It was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. HBO has bought the TV rights for a series adaptation, with Marlon currently working on the script. His last novel, The Book of Night Women, was a commercial success, critically acclaimed, and winner of the prestigious Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS
AN EVENING WITH MARLON JAMES
When: Tue 17 May, 6:30pm
Duration: 60 – 90 mins
Where: Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland
Tickets: Full $35, Concession $32, BWF Member $30
Bookings and more info: bwf.org.au
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By: Brisbane Writers Festival

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