An Evening With Marlon James

Date: 6/6/24
Speakers: Marlon James, Bernardine Evaristo

Thursday 6 June at 7.30pm, Bloomsbury Theatre, London. Tickets are FREE for Members and Fellows, or you can purchase tickets from Fane here starting at £31.

Spend an unforgettable evening two Booker Prize winners in conversation: Marlon James and Bernardine Evaristo, to mark the 10th anniversary of James’ extraordinary modern classic, A Brief History of Seven Killings.

Jamaica, 1976. Seven gunmen storm Bob Marley’s house, machine guns blazing. The reggae superstar survives. The gunmen are never caught.

This evening will be a joyful celebration, reflecting on a novel that shook the literary world. RSL President Bernardine Evaristo will join Marlon in conversation live on-stage, as they revisit the host of unforgettable characters who populate the story, from slum kids and drug lords to journalists and even the CIA.

Whether you have been a fan from the beginning or are discovering this sweeping epic for the first time, this event is the perfect opportunity to step into the vibrant and mythic world that solidified Marlon James as one of the most prominent Caribbean writers of our time. With a unique opportunity to ask your own questions and pick up a signed copy of the exclusive 10th anniversary edition of A Brief History of Seven Killings, this is a one-of-a-kind evening not to be missed!

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