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Wilkes University Creative Writing Alumnus Marlon James New Book Called African Game of Thrones

by Sarah Bedford
Marlon James at 2015Man Booker Prize ceremony
When Marlon James MA ’06’s novel A Brief History of Seven Killings won the Man Booker Prize in 2015, it catapulted the Wilkes creative writing alumnus to literary stardom. As the first Jaimaican to win the international prize, the award put James in the company of such notable authors as Salman Rushdie, Hilary Mantel, Philip Roth and Alice Munro.
Now James has released Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the first book in a trilogy that has been described as an African Game of Thrones. The book’s release is garnering media attention, from The New Yorker and The New York Times to Vanity Fair. The following are links to stories that have run heralding the book’s release.
The New Yorker (This article includes references to Wilkes University and Wilkes University Creative Writing faculty member Kaylie Jones)
Vanity Fair:
New York Times Review of Black Leopard, Red Wolf:
By the Book story in New York Times:
Variety:
Late Night With Seth Meyers:

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