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Marlon James

Författare till A Brief History of Seven Killings

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Marlon James was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1970. He studied literature at the University of the West Indies. He worked in advertising for more than a decade, as a copywriter, art director and graphic designer. He took a writing workshop in Kingston, Jamaica, and later enrolled in a writing visa mer program at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. His first novel, John Crow's Devil, was published in 2005. His other novels include The Book of Night Women and A Brief History of Seven Killings, which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015. He teaches at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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The Neil Gaiman Reader: Selected Fiction (2020) — Förord — 355 exemplar
Bronx Noir (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 98 exemplar
Kingston Noir (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 34 exemplar

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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Marlon, James
Födelsedag
1970-11-24
Kön
male
Nationalitet
Jamaica (birth)
USA
Födelseort
Kingston, Jamaica
Bostadsorter
Kingston, Jamaica
USA
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Utbildning
University of the West Indies
Wilkes University
Yrken
novelist
Organisationer
Macalester College
Priser och utmärkelser
2015 Man Booker
Kort biografi
Marlon James was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1970. He is the author of The Book of Night Women, which won the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, The Minnesota Book Award and was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction as well as an NAACP Image Award. His 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. In his third novel, A Brief History Of Seven Killings, James is exploring multiple genres: the political thriller, the oral biography, and the classic whodunit to confront the untold history of Jamaica in the late 1970's; of the assassination attempt on Bob Marley, and the country's own clandestine battles of the cold war.

James graduated from the University of the West Indies in 1991 with a degree in Language And Literature, and from Wilkes University in 2006 with a Masters in creative writing. His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared widely including in Esquire, Granta, and The Caribbean Review of Books.

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The first two thirds of this book are great. Then it gets lost.
 
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paeonia | 5 andra recensioner | Nov 29, 2023 |
DNF @31%

I really wanted to like this, as I loved the idea of an African-inspired fantasy but the constant stream of explicit violence, child abuse and sexual content on basically every page was just too much for me.

I liked the African mythology and the writing style was original and intriguing (it resembles the oral storytelling tradition), but the content was making it impossible for me to enjoy this.

I might give this another try in the future, but for now it’s a no.
 
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bookforthought | 55 andra recensioner | Nov 7, 2023 |
Leopardo negro, lobo rojo
Marlon James
Publicado: 2019 | 563 páginas
Novela Aventuras Fantástico
Serie: Trilogía de la Estrella oscura #1

El Rastreador es conocido por sus habilidades como cazador: «Tiene un buen olfato», se dice de él. Contratado para encontrar a un misterioso niño que ha desaparecido, el Rastreador rompe su propia regla de no trabajar con nadie y se encuentra de pronto como parte de un grupo que debe colaborar y apoyarse para llevar su objetivo a buen puerto. Se trata de un grupo heterogéneo, formado por personajes inusuales, cada uno con sus propios secretos, incluido un hombre capaz de cambiar de forma a su antojo conocido como el Leopardo.Mientras el Rastreador sigue el olor del chico, el grupo se enfrenta a criaturas que intentan que no lleguen a su objetivo. Y mientras luchan para sobrevivir, el Rastreador empieza a preguntarse quién es realmente ese niño, por qué ha estado perdido durante tanto tiempo y por qué todos intentan evitar que sea encontrado. Y algo más importante: ¿quién está contando la verdad en esta historia y quién está mintiendo?Hundiendo su propia imaginación en la mitología y en la historia africana, Marlon James ha escrito una novela que no se parece a nada: una saga de aventuras capaz de cortar el aliento, tan ambiciosa como imposible de dejar de leer. Huyendo de las etiquetas y repleta de personajes inolvidables, Leopardo negro, lobo rojo es un ejercicio de literatura tan sorprendente como profundo que explora nuestra necesidad de entender cómo funcionan la verdad y el poder.… (mer)
 
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libreriarofer | 55 andra recensioner | Oct 11, 2023 |

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