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LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS PRESENTS: MARLON JAMES with TANANARIVE DUE

Marlon James, Author of Black Leopard Red Wolf, Winner of the Inaugural Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, in Conversation with Tananarive Due

To attend this virtual panel, part of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, register here. Books for the panel may be purchased below. At present, we do not anticipate having signed copies or book plates available for Marlon James; however, if that changes, we will update this page.

In the stunning first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child.

Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose," people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard.

As Tracker follows the boy's scent--from one ancient city to another; into dense forests and across deep rivers--he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he struggles to survive, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And perhaps the most important questions of all: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying?

Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written a novel unlike anything that's come before it: a saga of breathtaking adventure that's also an ambitious, involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is both surprising and profound as it explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power, and our need to understand them both.

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, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Book of Night Women won the Minnesota Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the NAACP Image Award. A professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, James divides his time between Minnesota and New York.

Tananarive Due (tah-nah-nah-REEVE doo) is an award-winning author who teaches Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA. She is an executive producer on Shudder's groundbreaking documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. She and her husband/collaborator, Steven Barnes, wrote "A Small Town" for Season 2 of "The Twilight Zone" on CBS All Access and episodes in SerialBox’s BLACK PANTHER: SINS OF THE KING. A leading voice in black speculative fiction for more than 20 years, Due has won an American Book Award, an NAACP Image Award, and a British Fantasy Award, and her writing has been included in best-of-the-year anthologies.

Photo of Marlon James by Mark Seliger. Photo of Tananarive Due by Eli Roth.

 

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Monday, October 26, 2020 - 6:00pm
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Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735220188
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2020

A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594633942
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2015

The Book of Night Women Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594484360
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2010