Berkeley Talks with Marlon James
Wed, March 1, 8pm
Tickets just $5
About Marlon James;
Jamaican author Marlon James, whose monumental latest novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, earned him the prestigious Man Booker Prize. Praised for his “vaulting ambition and prodigious talent” (The New York Times), James will discuss his writing process, as well as the themes that underlie his celebrated works of fiction: the colonial history of the Caribbean, race and gender in the US and UK, and hip-hop and reggae youth subcultures. The Berkeley Talks series brings intellectuals, public scholars, creators, and innovators to the Berkeley campus to engage in dialogue with Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks on distinctive and timely issues.