Marlon James was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1970. His first novel, John
Crow's Devil (Akashic Books, 2005) was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book
Prize, the Commonwealth Writers Prize and was a New York Times Editors' Choice. The
novel was published in the United Kingdom and Italy in 2008. A new novel, The Book of
Night Women will be published by Riverhead Books, also in 2008.
He graduated from The University of the West Indies in 1991 with a B.A in Literature, and
Wilkes University in 2006 with an M.A. in Creative Writing. At Wilkes he was awarded
Norman Mailer's Norris Church Mailer Scholarship for Creative Writing. His short
fiction has appeared in the anthologies Iron Balloons (2006), Bronx Noir (2007) and
Silent Voices (2007) for which he received a Pushcart Prize nomination. His non-fiction
has appeared in the Caribbean Review of Books.
Professor Marlon has been teaching at Macalester since 2007.
EDUCATION: B.A., University of the West Indies; M.A., Wilkes University, 2006
Creative Works/Short Stories