Wilkes alumnus and Man Booker Prize winning author Marlon James continues to achieve incredible success, this time with series order from HBO and the UK’S Channel 4 for the crime drama, Get Millie Black.
According to Dateline, Get Millie Black follows “ex-Scotland Yard detective Millie-Jean Black, who returns to Kingston (Jamaica) to work missing persons and soon finds herself on a quest to save a sister who won’t be saved, to find a boy who can’t be found, to solve a case that will blow her world apart…” It explores themes of racism, sexuality and classism.
James earned his master of arts degree in 2006 from Wilkes University’s Maslow Family Graduate Creative Writing Program. He has published four novels including the 2015 Man Booker Prize winning novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings. His much anticipated follow-up, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, was published in 2019 to rave reviews from The New York Times, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair.
View the Deadline article and learn more about the Maslow Graduate Creative Writing Program at Wilkes University.
The Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing
The mission of the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing is to educate students in the craft, life, and business practices of seven areas of study — fiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, creative nonfiction, publishing and spoken word — through a commitment to excellent mentorships, publishing opportunities and industry-specific internships. Wilkes offers a nationally recognized and widely reputed graduate creative writing program where students and faculty find the writing support, community and market opportunities to become lifelong, productive, professional writers in all fields.
The Graduate Creative Writing program is offered in two formats. In the low-residency format, students learn online during the project semester and usually attend two eight-day in-person residencies each January and June. For the weekender program, students learn online and attend four online weekend class sessions each term.