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Marlon James

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Late Night Lit: Marlon James | Jake Morrissey

Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast

Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly interviews Marlon James, whose latest novel Moon Witch, Spider King is the latest in his acclaimed Dark Star trilogy. Marlon is then joined by Jake Morrissey, executive editor at Riverhead Books, who with Marlon James cohosts the podcast "Marlon and Jake Read Dead People."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


28 Mar 2022

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Mythology and Marlon James — Moon Witch, Spider King


For his latest novel, Moon Witch, Spider King, Marlon James says "I was trying to connect with my own mythological history as a black man in an African diaspora, in a former British colony". Also, friendship in fiction with Susan Johnson, Juhea Kim and Paige Clark, and Perth writer David Whish-Wilson's writing space.


27 Mar 2022

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Marlon James

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A life in books with Marlon James


13 Mar 2022

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Marlon James, author of Moon Witch, Spider King

Professional Book Nerds

Today on the podcast, Jill is joined by Marlon James to discuss his new book Moon Witch, Spider King which is the sequel to Black Leopard, Red Wolf. He talks about the folkore inspirations for his series and why he chose to structure the trilogy the way he did. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


28 Feb 2022

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Getting Rid Of Your Students With Marlon James

The Inside Flap

On today’s Inside Chat edition we talk to the great Marlon James about his new novel Moon Witch, Spider King, turning yourself into a character, what’s holding him back as a reader at live events, the strange camaraderie of rugby matches, how he gets rid of his writing students, and the reason he was confused … Continue reading Getting Rid Of Your Students With Marlon James


17 Feb 2022

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Poured Over

“There's a reason why all our old stories are fantastical and mythological, and why our fairy tales are so old. Because I think there is something in these mythologies and these folklore stories that tell us something about ourselves. And we've always done it, we've always put it into fantastical to explain the real.” Marlon James returns with Moon Witch, Spider King, the second installment of his Dark Star trilogy, and this time, Sogolon the witch is center stage. Marlon joins us on the show to talk about the reality behind fantasy and the fantasy behind reality, false starts, his fascination with court intrigue, WWBD? (What Would Boo Do?), handing the story over to his characters, his playlist and his podcast (Marlon and Jake Read Dead People), and more. Featured books: Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel Restoration by Rose Tremain Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo East of Eden by John Steinbeck Poured Over is produced and hosted by Miwa Messer and mixed by Harry Liang.  Follow us here for new episodes Tuesdays and Thursdays (with occasional bonus episodes on Saturdays).


17 Feb 2022

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EP 009 - Leopardo Negro, Lobo Vermelho - Marlon James


Bem-Vindas e Bem-Vindos! Neste episódio vamos falar sobre o livro "Leopardo Negro, Lobo Vermelho", uma aventura épica em um mundo fantástico africano, obra do escritor Marlon James publicada pela editora Intrínseca. Link para entrevista com Marlon James na revista veja: https://veja.abril.com.br/cultura/game-of-thrones-africano-novo-livro-de-marlon-james-sai-no-brasil/


9 Aug 2021

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Episode 10: A Talk with Marlon James

Not Just Pretty Pictures with Eric Rutherford

Eric Rutherford is joined by Marlon James, a Man Booker Award winner, author of NY Times bestseller BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF, podcast host and creative writing teacher. They will talk about being your own worst critic, letting go of the need to be 'liked' in your writing and reflect on this season's featured writers who shared their stories. Follow Marlon James Twitter @Marlonjames5Website marlonjameswriter.comPodcast Marlon & James Read Dead People Follow Us:Instagram: @notjustprettypictures @mr.rutherfordTwitter: @_mr_rutherford And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to rate, review, and subscribe!

1hr 2mins

24 Jun 2021

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Marlon James and Neil Gaiman

Arts & Ideas

From the appeal of trickster gods Anansi and Loki to the joy of comics and fantasy: Booker prize winner Marlon James and Neil Gaiman, author of the book American Gods which has been turned into a TV series, talk writing and reading with Matthew Sweet in a conversation organised in partnership with the Royal Society of Literature and the British Library.Neil Gaiman is an author of books for children and adults whose titles include Norse Mythology, American Gods, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett), Coraline, and the Sandman graphic novels. He also writes children's books and poetry, has written and adapted for radio, TV and film and for DC Comics.Marlon James is the author of the Booker Prize winning and New York Times bestseller A Brief History of Seven Killings, The Book of Night Women, John Crow's Devil and his most recent - Black Leopard, Red Wolf - which is the first in The Dark Star Trilogy in which he plans to tell the same story from different perspectives.Producer: Torquil MacLeod.You can find a playlist called Prose and Poetry featuring a range of authors including Ian Rankin, Nadifa Mohamed, Paul Mendez, Ali Smith, Helen Mort, Max Porter, Hermione Lee, Derek Owusu, Jay Bernard, Ben Okri on the Free Thinking website https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p047v6vh


11 May 2021

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Writing Country (2015) with Roxane Gay, Shilpi Somaya Gowda, Marlon James and Viet Thanh Nguyen

Books & Ideas Audio

Originally recorded on October 23, 2015, Writing Country is a remarkable conversation with authors Roxane Gay, Shilpi Somaya Gowda, Marlon James and Viet Thanh Nguyen at the start of their illustrious careers. In conversation with Jared Bland, former Arts and Books editor for The Globe and Mail and publisher of McClelland & Stewart.  Known for literature that is firmly fixed in place and culture, these authors join Jared Bland to discuss depicting the soul of a country while also exploring universal concerns though portraits of Haiti, Vietnam, India and Jamaica. Rooted in the personal and encompassing the political, they take you into the backstreets, the slums, the rural Indian countryside and the storm of shellfire.

1hr 17mins

6 Apr 2021