Friday Feature

Friday Feature- Marlon James

Marlon James, photo taken from Wall Street Journal

Marlon James is a Jamacian-born author who works in both Minnesota and New York as a professor. In New York, he works as an adjunct lecturer at St. Francis College. In Minnesota, James is associate professor in the English department. He has published four novels so far. Two novels have received multiple awards.

What’s so great about him?

He is taking a different perspective to writing a book series than I’ve seen before. Marlon’s most recently published novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the beginning of a series. This series is going to be telling the same story, but with each book being from a different perspective. He says it is then up to you to decide which character you choose to believe. There may be other book series that do this, but I haven’t heard of them and I’m very excited to see where this story and this changing of perspective goes.


His Published Books

John Crow’s Devil

The Book of Night Women

A Brief History of Seven Killings

Black Leopard, Red Wolf


Most information came largely from this wikipedia post. All source information on this post was checked and proven accurate, but in order to not write a large list I direct you to a single post.

3 thoughts on “Friday Feature- Marlon James”

  1. I really want to read this book soon as I have to support a fellow Jamaican writer & wow I didn’t know the series was going to be written in different perspectives, now I really want to read it for being a fantasy and a uniquely written one at that.

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    1. Yeah, I’ve purchased the book, but haven’t had time to read it yet, but I love the summary so I have extremely high hopes! I heard about the differing perspectives in each of the books from his interview on the Late Show with Seth Meyers. If you’re interested in watching it here’s the link: (it’s only ~7 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZgavGUlLkI

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