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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.

Lignum Vitae Awards 2017 In Full Bloom

Lignum Vitae Writing Awards 2017 Now Open

The 2017 edition of the Lignum Vitae Writing Awards is now in full bloom. The second iteration of the awards is now open for entries, offering $1 million in prizes across three categories.

Jamaican Writer Dominique Holmes Makes Final Cut at Austin Film Festival

Jamaican Writer Makes the Final Cut at 2016 Austin Film Festival

Many travellers have learned that the seemingly quiet and inviting green of the Rio Grande as it passes through the Bog Walk Gorge belies the dangerous turbulence beneath.

Jamaica Feeds Me: Garfield Ellis on What it Takes to Write When Talent Is Not Enough

Author Garfield Ellis shares his thoughts and excerpts of The Angel's Share

Garfield Ellis is possibly one of Jamaica’s best-kept secrets.

Janet Morrison, Diana McCaulay and Donna Hemans Take Home Lignum Vitae Awards 2015

Janet Morrison, Donna Hemans and Diana McCaulay win 2015 Lignum Vitae Awards

Janet Morrison, Diana McCaulay, and Donna Hemans beat out a field of nine (9) writers to become the winners of the 2015 Lignum Vitae Writing Awards, taking home a total of $1 million in the process.

Claudia Rankine Makes TS Eliot Prize Shortlist

Claudia Rankine Makes TS Eliot Shortlist

Less than a month after she became the second Jamaican to take home the Forward Prize, the UK’s largest prize for poetry, Claudia Rankine has been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize for her celebrated poetry collection Citizen: An American Lyric.

Jamaican Author Jean D'Costa to Host Workshop on Writing for Children

Jean D'Costa to host workshop on writing fiction for children

The name Jean D’Costa has become synonymous with Jamaican children’s literature after decades of her works becoming signature texts in the island’s education system.

Marlon James Rocks Twitter

What Twitter Said About Marlon James' Win of the 2015 Man Booker Prize

Marlon James' victory at the Man Booker last night made the tweets that echoed around the world as the Jamaican author continues to trend on social media. 

Here are a few of our faves!

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

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