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A Brief History of Seven Killings

Hollywood Heavyweights from Insecure and Empire for Adaptation of Marlon James' Seven Killings

Insecure's Melina Matsoukas for Adaptation of Marlon James' Seven Killings

Marlon James’ epic novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is on its way to an even longer shelf life with several Hollywood heavyweights now attached to the screen adaptation of the Man Booker prize-winning novel.

Marlon James Makes 2015 Man Booker Longlist

Marlon James makes Man Booker 2015 longlist

For the first time since its introduction in 1969, the Man Booker Prize includes a Jamaican in the longlist as Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings (One World Publications) sits among the 13 longlisted novels.

Marlon James A Brief History of Seven Killings Cops American Book Award

Marlon James wins 2015 American Book Award

Marlon James’ epic third novel A Brief History of Seven Killings has landed him among the list of winners on the 2015 American Book Awards.  An award from writers celebrating other writers and without the borders of categories to define the works, the Am

HBO Buys Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings

Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings gets optioned by HBO

HBO has optioned the screen rights for Marlon James’ celebrated third novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. The novel, published in the US by Riverhead Books in 2014 made it the more than a dozen best books of the year lists.

Claudia Rankine and Marlon James - Finalists for National Book Critics Circle Awards

Marlon James and Claudia Rankine

Jamaican writers, poet Claudia Rankine (Citizen: An American Lyric) and novelist Marlon James (A Brief History of Seven Killings) are among the list of 30 finalists for the National Book Critics Circle awards for the best books of 20

A Brief History of Eight Book Lists

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings is clearly one of the heavyweight books of 2014 and not merely because at 688 pages it weighs in at a almost 3lbs.