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
Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 2,138 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism, and civic engagement. Learn more at macalester.edu.
October 28 2015Back to top
More College Newswire News
Macalester professor named 2016 Fellow in AAAS
Eric P. Wiertelak, DeWitt Wallace Professor of Psychology and Director of Neuroscience Studies, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
November 22 2016
Marlon James Named Macalester's First Writer-in-Residence
Marlon James, Macalester English professor and winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, has been named Macalester’s first ever writer-in-residence. His appointment begins January 1, 2017.
November 17 2016
The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Bodies in the Balance, the 2016 Fall Dance Concert
Performances are December 2 at 7:30 pm and December 3 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater
November 9 2016
The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Urinetown: The Musical
Performances are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, November 4 - 5, Thursday – Saturday, Nov. 10 – 12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, November 6.
October 17 2016
Three Macalester alumni become Trustees
September 27 2016
Mac alumnus receives Fulbright scholarship to study in the United States
Diego Melo, from Bogotá, Colombia, has received a four-year Fulbright Foreign Student Program award to pursue graduate study.
September 21 2016
Two Macalester rising seniors receive scholarships from the Harold S. Geneen Charitable Trust
Political Science major Emilie McGuire '17 from Park Ridge, Ill., and Economics major Forest Redlin '17, of Tempe, Ariz., have received $25,000 scholarships.
September 15 2016
2016 Macalester alumna receives undergraduate essay award from the Association of Africanist Anthropology and an Honorable Mention for the Sylvia Forman Prize
Anthropology major Nana C E Adubea (Dubie) Toa-Kwapong '16 received awards
September 8 2016
Sylvia Forman Prize Awarded to Recent Macalester Graduate
Katherine Brown ‘16 has been awarded the Sylvia Forman Prize from the Association for Feminist Anthropology
September 7 2016
Macalester’s 23rd Annual International Roundtable -“Sustainable Cities: Sharing Habitat, Building Resiliency”
Thursday through Saturday, September 29 through October 1, 2016, at Macalester College, in varying campus locations and times.
August 31 2016
Auspicious Notes, New Music concert from composer Randy Bauer conducted by Mark Mandarano
A 13-piece chamber orchestra comprised of leading Twin Cities musicians will perform the world premiere
August 30 2016
Six tenure-track professors join Macalester faculty this fall
They are: Amy Elkins (English), Bret Jackson (Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science), Crystal Moten (History), Jessica Pearson-Patel (History), Katrina Phillips (History), and Leah Witus (Chemistry).
August 25 2016