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A Brief History of Seven Killings : An Evening with Marlon James

BY Cinnamon Watson Publicity | 13-Apr-2016
Join us for an evening with Marlon James as he discusses his 2015 Man Booker Prize-winning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings.
Venue: State Library of Queensland
Address: Stanley Place, South Brisbane
Date: Tuesday 17th May
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ticket: Full $35, Concession $32, BWF Member $30
Buy / Ticket: bwf.org.au or phone 07 3255 0254
Web: http://bwf.org.au/events/a-brief-history-of-seven-killings-an-evening-with-marlon-james/
EMail: info@bwf.org.au
Call: 07 3255 0254
Marlon James
Join us for an evening with Marlon James as he discusses his 2015 Man Booker Prize-winning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings.

Jamaica, 1976. Seven gunmen storm Bob Marley’s house, machine guns blazing. The reggae superstar survives, but the gunmen are never caught. Inspired by this near-mythic event, A Brief History of Seven Killings takes the form of an imagined oral biography told by a number of unforgettable characters crossing decades and continents.

One of Literature’s most electrifying new voices, the praise for Marlon’s masterful storytelling and bold imagination ensure this is a conversation not to be missed.

‘Violence crowds the pages, and so does James’ dazzling dexterity with language. You could describe it as a Quentin Tarantino film wrestled down on paper or a Faulkner novel updated for the 21st Century, but as an achievement it stands alone… an uncompromising and exhilarating winner.’ The Guardian