Harry Ransom Lecture

Novelist Marlon James, author of the Booker Prize–winning A Brief History of Seven Killings, talks about why he writes. New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani described A Brief History of Seven Killings as “epic in every sense of that word: sweeping, mythic, over-the-top, colossal and dizzyingly complex. It’s also raw, dense, violent, scalding, darkly comic, exhilarating and exhausting.” James’s other novels include John Crow’s Devil and The Book of Night Women. Members receive priority seating and complimentary parking. *Signed books will be available for purchase at the event.