Author Marlon James was profiled by Larry Rohter from The New York Times, only a week after his novel A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS was reviewed by Michiko Kakutani who described him as a “prodigious talent who has produced a novel that is epic in every sense of that word: sweeping, mythic, over the top, colossal and dizzyingly complex.”
The novel revolves around the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in 1976 and includes characters based on real-life CIA agents, criminals, Jamaican politicians, and exiles.
As James’s former mentor in the Creative Writing Program at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, imprint founder Kaylie Jones was also interviewed by Rohter for the piece. She said: “What leaped out at me right away was that he was a phenomenally visual writer with a lyrical, magical voice. I was shocked that nobody had picked up this guy.”
The hardcover of A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS is available for purchase on Thursday, October 2.