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Jamaican Author Wins Prestigious Booker Prize

Jamaican author Marlon James has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for his novel inspired by the attempted assassination of reggae musician Bob Marley in the 1970s. Michael Wood, chair of the judges panel, described A Brief History of Seven Killings as the "most exciting" book on the shortlist and a novel full of the "sheer pleasure'' of language. He said the 680-page epic was "full of surprises" as well as being "very violent" and...

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