A Brief History of Seven Killings Wins the 2015 Man Booker Prize
13th October 2015
Marlon James has won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for his novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings.
Foyles Web Editor said of Marlon James’ winning book: “It's a visceral and uncompromising novel that sheds a stark light on a profoundly disturbing chapter of Jamaica's history, but it's also an ingeniously structured feat of storytelling that draws the reader in with its eye-catching use of language. For booksellers, it's truly heartening to see such ambition and originality recognised and rewarded, and readers have already been embracing it with great enthusiasm.”
“It's been a terrific year for the Man Booker Prize. The shortlist rivalled some of the finest in its history, full of books that demonstrate the novel's continuing evolution as an art form and its unique capacity for exploring and understanding our society at a complex level. How this year's winner will fare in bookshops remains to be seen, but the Prize is about much more than that: it's a signpost to readers that there is no limit to the forms a novel can take and the ideas it can embrace.”
Chigozie Obioma; Jon Gray