James, Marlon

About Marlon James

Official Homepage

Tolentino, Jia. “Why Marlon James Decided to Write an African ‘Game of Thrones’.” The New Yorker, 21 Jan. 2019

Thorpe, Vanessa. “Marlon James: ‘I Underwent Gay Exorcism in Pentecostal Church in Jamaica’.” The Guardian, 17 Mar. 2019

Kean, Danuta. “Marlon James Reveals First Details of African Fantasy Trilogy.” The Guardian, 11 Jan. 2017

Flood, Alison. “Marlon James Calls for Action on Diversity Instead of Just Talk.” The Guardian, 21 Oct. 2016

Cain, Sian. “Marlon James: ‘Writers of Colour Pander to the White Woman’.” The Guardian, 30 Nov. 2015

Grant, Colin. “Marlon James’s Booker Win Celebrated by Jamaican Authors.” The Guardian, 16 Oct. 2015

Wright, André. “Why Marlon James Had to Get out of Jamaica to Win the Booker Prize.” The Guardian, 15 Oct. 2015

Miller, Kei. “Marlon James’ Man Booker Prize Heralds a New Caribbean Era.” The Guardian, 15 Oct. 2015

Weaver, Matthew, and Mark Brown. “Man Booker Winner’s Debut Novel Rejected Nearly 80 Times.” The Guardian, 14 Oct. 2015

 

Reviews

Sandhu, Sukhdev. “Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James Review – Violent and Clichéd.” The Guardian, 22 Feb. 2019

Miller, Kei. “A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James Review – Bloody Conflicts in 70s Jamaica.” The Guardian, 10 Dec. 2014

 

Interviews

Preston, Alex. “Marlon James: ‘You have to risk going too far’.” The Guardian, 17 Feb. 2019

Cocozza, Paula. “Man Booker Winner Marlon James: ‘I was the Nerd, I Wasn’t Into Sports, Assumed Gay’.” The Guardian, 14 Oct. 2015

Clark, Alex. “Marlon James: ‘I’ve Been Threatening to Write a Viking Novel for Almost 10 Years’.” The Guardian, 20 Dec. 2015

Winterson, Jeanette, and Marlon James. "Jeanette Winterson Meets Marlon James: ‘You Can’t Keep Upgrading People like Yu do with your Phone'.” The Guardian, 28 Nov. 2015

 

Criticism                                                           

Frydman, Jason. “Death in the Arena: A Brief History of Dancehall, Time, and the Cold War.” Small Axe, vol. 60, 2019

Bucknor, Michael A. “Authorial Self-Fashioning, Political Denials and Artistic Distinctiveness: The Queer Poetics of Marlon James.” Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 26, no. 2, 2018

Shoemaker, Lauren. “Femme Finale: Gender, Violence and Nation in Marlon James’ Novels.” Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 26, no. 2, 2018

Harrison, Sheri-Marie. “Marlon James and the Metafiction of the New Black Gothic.” Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 26, no. 2, 2018

Crowley, Emma. “’So Many Incredible Gehennas’: Musicality and the (Poetics) of ‘Relation’ in the Novels of Marlon James.” Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 26, no. 2, 2018

Adams, Caryn Rae. “Uncomfortable Truths: Lifewriting, Trauma and Survivance in Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings.” Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 26, no. 2, 2018

Walonen, Michael K. “Violence, Diasporic Transnationalism, and Neo-Imperialism in A Brief History of Seven Killings.” Small Axe, vol. 57, 2018

Hamilton, Njelle W. “’Jah Live’: Messianic Time and Post-Traumatic Narrative Disorder in Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings.” Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 26, no. 2, 2018

Layne, Jhordan. “Re-Evaluating Religion and Superstition: Obeah and Christianity in Marlon James’s The Book of Night Women and William Earle Jr.’s Obi, or the History of Three-Fingered Jack.” Journal of West Indian Literature, vol. 26, no. 2, 2018

Deckard, Sharae. “’Always Returning from It’: Neoliberal Capitalism, Retrospect, and Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings.” CounterText, vol. 4, no. 2, 2018

Reyes, Paul. “Marlon James: Writing Against Type.” Virginia Quarterly Review, vol. 94, no. 1, 2018

Harrison, Sheri-Marie. “Global Sisyphus: Rereading the Jamaican 1960s through A Brief History of Seven Killings.” Small Axe, vol. 57, 2017

Fraser, Rhone. “Confronting Neocolonialism: An Evaluation of Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings.” Caribbean Quarterly, vol. 63, no. 1, 2017

Vásquez, Sam. “Violent Liaisons: Historical Crossings and the Negotiation of Sex, Sexuality, and Race in The Book of Night Women and The True History of Paradise.” Small Axe, vol. 38, 2012

Madore, Joél. “Jamaican Signatures: An Archetypal Analysis of Marlon James’s John Crow’s Devil.” Journal of Caribbean Literatures, vol. 7, no. 1, 2011

 

Works

Novels

Black Leopard, Red Wolf (2019)

A Brief History of Seven Killings (2014)

The Book of Night Women (2009)

John Crow’s Devil (2005)

 

Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

“Oreo: Marlon James on a Crazy, Sexy, Forgotten Gem of Black Literature.” The Guardian, 7 July 2018

“My Hero: Toni Morrison by Marlon James.” The Guardian, 17 Oct. 2015

 

Audio and Audiovisual Material

James, Marlon, and Jake Morrissey. Marlon and Jake Read Dead People. Read it Forward, 2020

James, Marlon, and  Nalo Hopkinson. “Take Two: Nalo Hopkinson and Marlon James.” YouTube, uploaded by NGC Bocas Lit Fest, 14 Oct. 2019

Laverne, Lauren, and Marlon James. “Desert Island Discs: Marlon James, Writer.” BBC, 17 Mar. 2019

James, Marlon. “The Arts Hour: Jamaican novelist Marlon James.” BBC, 9 Mar. 2019

James, Marlon. “In the Studio: Marlon James: Novelist at Work.” BBC, 18 Sep. 2017

James, Marlon and Claire Armitstead. “An Evening with Marlon James – Books Podcast.” The Guardian, 24 Dec. 2015

James, Marlon. “Marlon James on his Booker-Winning Novel A Brief History of Seven Killings – Books Podcast.” The Guardian, 16 Oct. 2015