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Peace writer Tim O’Brien ’68 discusses war at Macalester
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Peace writer Tim O’Brien ’68 discusses war at Macalester

Tim O’Brien, celebrated author of The Things They Carried, once lived in Dupre Hall as a Macalester senior. This was how President Brian Rosenberg introduced O’Brien last Thursday, Oct. 19, to a full house in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom. Students, alums, faculty and staff members all came to see “Tim O’Brien and Marlon James…

Marlon James’ novel gets its TV break
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Marlon James’ novel gets its TV break

A Brief History of Seven Killings, the Man-Booker-Prize-winning novel by Macalester ’s author-in-residence and Associate Professor of English Marlon James, is coming to Amazon in the form of an original TV series. The story, set in Jamaica, follows the eight people who attempted to murder Bob Marley in 1976. “They vanished and nobody in Jamaica…

Marlon James welcomes Macalester to the 2016–2017 year
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Marlon James welcomes Macalester to the 2016–2017 year

In front of a packed audience, English professor and acclaimed novelist Marlon James gave his First Thursday speech on September 1 to welcome the Macalester community to the new year. To open the event, President Brian Rosenberg, Chaplain Kelly Stone, Provost and Dean of Faculty Karine Moe and Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) President Merrit…

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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…

Marlon James shortlisted for Man Booker Prize
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Marlon James shortlisted for Man Booker Prize

On Sept. 15, the Man Booker Foundation announced that, alongside five other contemporary novels, Macalester creative writing professor Marlon James’s novel made the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. This prestigious literary prize is awarded every year to the “very best book of the year,” according to the prize’s official website. James is…