Monday, November 21, 2016

Books: Marlon James named Writer-in-Residence at Macalester

marlon47ae70e2-93fd-47d2-a69a-a1eac11aa60bMinnesota's Macalester College has announced that as of January 1, 2017, Macalester English professor and multi-award winning author Marlon James,  will be it's first ever writer-in-residence. 

 James won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, considered the most prestigious prize in literature, for his most recent novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. In it, James confronts the untold history of Jamaica in the late 1970s: the assassination attempt on Bob Marley, and the country’s own clandestine battles during the Cold War. The novel employs multiple genres: the political thriller, the oral biography, and the classic whodunit. James was the first writer from Jamaica to win in the Man Booker Prize in its 47-year history.
In his new position at Macalester, James will continue to teach two courses per year.
He joined the English department in 2007 and has taught Introduction to Creative Writing; American Literature 1945-Present; Anglophone Literature: Beyond Post-Colonial; Advanced Writing Workshop: Novella; Topics in Literature and Creative Writing: Your Self as Character; Crafts of Writing: Fiction; The Crafts of Writing: Creative Nonfiction; Projects in Creative Writing; and Topics in Creative Writing

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