Winner of Man Booker Prize 2015 – Marlon James
Name of the award winning book : A Brief History of Seven Killings (Novel)
The book mentions about the the real life attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the 1970s and it explores Jamaican politics through the lens of reggae music.
Prize amount : £50,000
He is the first Jamaican author to win the Man Booker Prize.
This is the first Man Booker Prize winner for independent publisher, Oneworld publications.
It is the second year the Man Booker prize has been open to all authors writing in English, regardless of nationality.
The Man Booker is recognised as the leading award for high quality literary fiction written in English.
Shortlists of Man Booker 2015
Marlon James (Jamaica), A Brief History of Seven Killings
Anne Tyler (US), A Spool of Blue Thread
Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria), The Fishermen
Hanya Yanagihara (US), A Little Life
Sunjeev Sahota (UK), The Year of the Runaways (British Indian Author)
Tom McCarthy (UK), Satin Island