Marlon James wins Booker Prize

For the first time in history, a Jamaican has won the Man Booker Prize. Congratulations to Marlon James, whose novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, tells a fictional story of the murder of Bob Marley. In an interview, James revealed that a previous novel was rejected 78 times. A lesson in believing in oneself no matter what.

As it should be, James’ win is the top story for both the Jamaica Gleaner and Observer. Congratulations!

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