• JULY 28-31, 2022



Marlon James is a New York Times bestselling and award-winning novelist and educator. His novel A Brief History of Seven Killings won the 2015 Man Booker Prize and was also a New York Times Notable Book. James is also the author of The Book of Night Women, which won the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Minnesota Book Award. His first novel, John Crow’s Devil, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for first fiction and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the first in the Dark Star Trilogy, a fantasy series set in African legend, won the Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction from the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, the 2020 Locus Award for Horror, and was a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award in the Fiction category. The second book in the trilogy, Moon Witch, Spider King, published on February 15, 2022. 

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