St. Paul, Minn. – Governor Mark Dayton has declared today, Wednesday, October 28, 2015, MARLON JAMES DAY in the state of Minnesota.
James, an English professor at Macalester College, won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction earlier this month for his novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings.
A Brief History of Seven Killings is 686-pages with over 75 characters and voices. Set in Kingston, where James was born, the book is a fictional history of the attempted murder of Bob Marley in 1976.
The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is considered one the world's most important literary awards.
Gov. Dayton’s proclamation
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