Marlon James in conversation: Moon Witch, Spider King, 2 March 2022

Marlon James

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Acclaimed novelist Marlon James returns to the Southbank Centre to discuss the second book in his revolutionary Dark Star Trilogy: Moon Witch, Spider King.

Join the Man Booker prize-winning author as he discusses the rich tradition of African mythology, fantasy and history.

In this highly anticipated follow-up to the Number 1 bestseller Black Leopard, Red Wolf, James once again allows us to imagine a mythic world with a lost child, a 177-year-old witch, a deadly regal chancellor, and a peculiar mystery with many answers...

Part adventure tale, part chronicle of an indomitable woman – the witch Sogolon – who bows to no man, this is an unforgettable exploration of power, personality, and the places where they overlap. 

Marlon James is the author of the New York Times bestseller A Brief History of Seven Killings, The Book of Night Women, and John Crow's Devil. A Brief History of Seven Killings won the Man Booker Prize, the American Book Award and the Anisfield-Wolf Award for Fiction. The Book of Night Women won the Minnesota Book Award. He is a professor at Macalester College in St Paul, and divides his time between Minnesota and New York.

'A game-changing modern fantasy classic' - Financial Times

‘A fantasy world as well realized as anything Tolkien made, with language as powerful as Angela Carter's' – Neil Gaiman

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