Livestream of Hay Festival’s A Brief History of Seven Killings

Saturday 1 June

Join us as we stream ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings: Marlon James talks to Adam Biles’ LIVE from Hay Festival at your local library!


A Brief History of Seven Killings exploded onto the literary scene in 2014, winning the 2015 Man Booker Prize. Ten years after its publication, Marlon James presents a new edition exploring the ongoing cultural and historical fascination with Bob Marley. In Jamaica, 1976, seven gunmen storm Marley’s house, machine guns blazing.

The superstar survives but the gunmen are never caught. James’s novel reimagines an event that has become a modern myth, as he chronicles the lives of slum kids, one-night stands, drug lords, girlfriends, gunmen, journalists and even the CIA. James talks to novelist and literary director Adam Biles of Shakespeare and Company. A Brief History of Seven Killings is the Hay Festival Book Club pick for June.

With thanks to the British Library’s Living Knowledge Network.

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