Le Conversazioni: An Evening with Marlon James
The 2015 Man Booker Prize winner and author most recently of Moon Witch, Spider King shows clips and discusses favorite great forgotten films with Antonio Monda, including works by John Boorman, John Huston, and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Black Leopard, Red Wolf, which was a finalist for the National Book Award for fiction in 2019. His novel A Brief History of Seven Killings won the 2015 Man Booker Prize. It was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for fiction, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for fiction, and the Minnesota Book Award. It was also a New York Times Notable Book. James is also the author of The Book of Night Women, which won the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Minnesota Book Award, and was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction and an NAACP Image Award. His first novel, John Crow’s Devil, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for first fiction and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. James divides his time between Minnesota and New York. Author photo by Mark Seliger
Antonio Monda (moderator) is artistic director of Le Conversazioni literary festival and also served as director of the Rome Film Festival.
Le Conversazioni is an international festival founded in 2006 by Antonio Monda and Davide Azzolini. Initially dedicated exclusively to literature, its field of interest and reflections has spread to other disciplines. The Festival originated in Capri, where events still take place every summer. New York City was added in 2009, followed by Rome in 2014 and Bogotá in 2015. During these years, Le Conversazioni has organized events at the Guggenheim, the MoMA, the Morgan Library and the New-York Historical Society. Events in Bogotá take place as part of the prestigious FILBO Literary Festival, in Rome they are held in the Tapestry Salon in RAI, and in Capri in the unique backdrop of the Piazetta Tragara.
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