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Jamaican author Marlon James wins 2015 Man Booker Prize

Jamaican author Marlon James has won the prestigious 2015 Man Booker Prize for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. With this, he became first Jamaican to win Man Booker Prize.

His 680-page epic novel is inspired by the attempted assassination on Jamaican reggae musician Bob Marley in the 1970s. It has been published by Oneworld Publications.

Judges had shortlished James’s from a list of 8 writers including him along with India’s Sunjeev Sahota, Hanya Yanagihara, Tom McCarthy, Anne Tyler, Chigozie Obioma and Marlon James.

About Man Booker prize

  • Established: It was launched in 1969 and presented by the Man Group,
  • It aims at promoting the finest literary work in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom.
  • Award Carries: cash prize of 50,000 pounds.
  • The authors are shortlisted by judges from a wide range of disciplines and all with a passion for quality fiction.

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