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Students attend conversation with Marlon James, Dave Eggers

Last Thursday night, Feb. 4, at 8:00 p.m., Central Presbyterian Church in downtown St. Paul was packed with readers, writers and ardent fans, all of whom had come to hear acclaimed authors Dave Eggers and Marlon James speak. James, a Macalester English professor currently on sabbatical, recently won the Man Booker Prize for his novel…

Macalester & Minnesota celebrate Marlon James
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Macalester & Minnesota celebrate Marlon James

Late Wednesday afternoon in Janet Wallace’s Dayton Commons, catered food, a stage and a live band replaced the usual study chairs and tables. Students, faculty and administration were gathered to celebrate creative writing professor Marlon James, whose novel A Brief History of Seven Killings won the Man Booker Prize earlier this month. President Brian Rosenberg…