Man Booker Prize Goes to Marlon James for A Brief History of Seven Killings

Congratulations to Marlon James for winning the 2015 Man Booker Prize for his richly satisfying epic, A Brief History of Seven Killings. The story revolves around the real attempted murder of Bob Marley by seven gunmen in Kingston, Jamaica, on December 3, 1976, and the suspicions that the attack was politically motivated. James dives in deep, and in so doing gives us a cast of wholly original characters and a riveting portrait of a highly unstable time in Jamaican history. 

As the New York Times has put it, this book is "like a Tarantino remake of The Harder They Come but with a soundtrack by Bob Marley and a script by Oliver Stone and William Faulkner, with maybe a little creative boost from some primo ganja."