Marlon James was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1970.
James’ first novel, John Crow’s Devil, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize, and was a New York Times Editor’s Choice. His second novel, The Book of Night Women, won the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award.
James’ writing has appeared in Esquire, Granta, Publisher’s Weekly and The Caribbean Review of Books.
A Brief History of Seven Killings won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.