Tonight: Author Marlon James


Novelist Marlon James, author of the Booker Prize–winning A Brief History of Seven Killings, talks about why he writes TONIGHT,  Thursday, September 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall. New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani described A Brief History of Seven Killings as “epic in every sense of that word: sweeping, mythic, over-the-top, colossal and dizzyingly complex. It’s also raw, dense, violent, scalding, darkly comic, exhilarating and exhausting.” James’s other novels include John Crow’s Devil and The Book of Night Women.

Members of the Harry Ransom Center receive priority seating and complimentary parking. Signed books will be available for purchase at the event.

Doors open at 5:50 p.m. for members and at 6 p.m. for the general public. Members must present their membership cards for priority entry; one seat per membership card. Members arriving after 6 p.m. will join the general queue. Complimentary parking for members is available at the University Co-op garage at 23rd and San Antonio streets.

If you want to sample some of James’s writing, you can read his essay “From Jamaica to Minnesota to Myself,” here.


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