A Brief History of Seven Killings
2015 was remarkable in the range of writing styles and in the varied cultural heritage of the six shortlisted writers; two of them came from the UK, two from the US, one from Jamaica and one from Nigeria. Marlon James was named the winner with A Brief History of Seven Killings, a 686 page epic inspired by the real-life attempted murder of Bob Marley. Marlon is the first-ever Jamaican winner: his win also represented a triumph for independent publisher, Oneworld Publications.
Listen to the 2015 Man Booker Prize podcast series, presented by Joe Haddow and following the prize from longlist to shortlist, through to the winner announcement