Bio from wikipedia
Marlon James (born 24 November 1970) is a Jamaican writer. He is the author of four novels: John Crow’s Devil (2005), The Book of Night Women (2009), A Brief History of Seven Killings (2014), winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, and Black Leopard, Red Wolf (2019). Now living in Minneapolis, US, James teaches literature at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also a faculty lecturer at St. Francis College’s Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing.