HISTORIC

Jamaican Novelist Wins Man Booker Prize

Jamaican novelist Marlon James won the prestigious Man Booker Prize on Tuesday for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. He is the first Jamaican-born author to receive the award, which comes with a $76,000 prize. The novel chronicles the attempted assasination of Bob Marley in 1976 and uses it to explore broader themes of the country’s geopolitical climate.