Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 4:30pm
Klarman Hall, Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium (G70 Klarman Hall)
232 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853
Cornell Dept. of English / Creative Writing Program presents:
Reading by Marlon James, Novelist
Marlon James won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for A Brief History of Seven Killings, making him the first Jamaican author to take home the U.K.’s most prestigious literary award. In addition, A Brief History of Seven Killings won the American Book Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Prize, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, the Minnesota Book Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is in the process of adapting the work into an HBO television series. James’ first novel, John Crow's Devil, became a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize, as well as a New York Times Editor's Choice. His second novel, The Book of Night Women, won the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Minnesota Book Award, and was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction, as well as an NAACP Image Award. James’ short fiction and nonfiction have been anthologized in Bronx Noir, The Book of Men: Eighty Writers on How to Be a Man and elsewhere, and have appeared in Esquire, Granta, Harper’s, The Caribbean Review of Books and other publications. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and teaches English and creative writing at Macalester College.
Books by Marlon James will be available for purchase at the reading thanks to Ithaca's local cooperative bookstore, Buffalo Street Books.
~ Refreshments and book signing to follow in the English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall ~
This event is the fourth & final installment in the Fall 2017 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series. Please join the Dept. of English / Creative Writing Program for our annual Philip Freund Prize for Creative Writing Alumni Reading on Nov. 2!