English in the News

Marlon James, Kao Kalia Yang among finalists for Minnesota Book Award | Star Tribune | January 25, 2020
The list of finalists includes familiar names and former award winners, such as novelist and Macalester English professor Marlon James and poet-turned-children's-book writer Bao Phi '97.

Marlon James to Host New Literary Podcast | New York Times | January 24, 2020
English Professor and Booker Prize winner Marlon James will host "Marlon and Jake Read Dead People" with his editor, Jake Morrissey.

UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance Will Present Marlon James | Broadway World | January 15, 2020
James will discuss his latest work, "Black Leopard, Red Wolf."

Best of the Decade | Star Tribune | December 29, 2019
Two Macalester-related authors were mentioned in the "Best Books from Local Authors" category: Charles Baxter '69 was listed as #6 for "There's Something I Want You To Do," and English Professor Marlon James was listed as #5 for "A Brief History of Seven Killings," which won the 2015 Man Booker Prize.

The best international fiction of 2019 | CBC | December 12, 2019
Here are CBC Books's favourite 28 works of fiction from around the world that came out in 2019. English Prof. Marlon James's "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" is one of the 28.

Our Favorite Minnesota Books of 2019 | Mpls/StPaul | December 11, 2019
This year saw local publishers and authors with Minnesota ties creating Game of Thrones-level epics, investigating decades-old cases, and revisiting our state's history. Here are our (Mpls/StPaul) favorite reads this year. English Prof. Marlon James's "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" was one of the favorites.