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Marlon James

James was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1970. His first novel, "John Crow's Devil" was 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" won the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Minnesota Book Award, and was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction. His most recent novel, "A Brief History of Seven Killings" won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. James' short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Esquire, Granta, Harper's, The Caribbean Review of Books and other publications. He is a critic-at-large for the LA Times and teaches English at Macalester College.