English in the News

Marlon James: ‘You have to risk going too far’ | The Guardian | February 17, 2019
It’s two days before the U.S. release of Marlon James’s much-hyped fourth novel, "Black Leopard, Red Wolf," and it feels like this new book will propel James into a new galaxy of literary stardom. the prizewinning Jamaican author has an air of baffled, exhausted ebullience about him.

Marlon James: The Booker winner turns to high fantasy in Africa | Sydney Morning Herald | February 15, 2019
This interview was only supposed to last an hour, and we've been chatting now for nearly two. I thank him for his time and again hatless, he walks me to the subway stop. "You're really not cold?" I ask him. "No, man, seriously spend a winter in Minnesota and you'll know cold."

9 New Books We Recommend This Week | New York Times | February 14, 2019
One of them is "Black Leopard, Red Wolf," by English Prof. Marlon James.

After hitting bestseller list, Macalester's Marlon James was all smiles at Fitzgerald Theatre | Star Tribune | February 14, 2019
Marlon James, the Man Booker Prize-winning author and Macalester College writer-in-residence, was all wit and charm as he chatted with Minnesota Public Radio host Kerri Miller in front of a live audience at St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theatre.

Writers Louise Erdrich and Marlon James discuss his new book, his next book and being Black in America | Star Tribune | February 12, 2019
Minneapolis writer Louise Erdrich sat down with Marlon James to discuss his new book, "Black Leopard, Red Wolf." Not surprisingly, the questions were as thoughtful as the responses. The interview ran in "Interview" magazine and is posted below.

Marlon James’ Superpower | Slate | February 12, 2019
The Booker prizewinner brings his remarkable voice to the first novel in a dark fantasy trilogy - a voice of almost overwhelming confidence, earthiness, and brio.