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Marlon James to deliver the 2019 Tolkien Lecture at Pembroke

We are delighted to announce that Booker-prize winning author Marlon James will deliver the seventh annual Tolkien Lecture at Pembroke College, Oxford.

The lecture will take place at 6pm on Tuesday, 26th February, at the Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College. Please register for a free ticket here.

Marlon James is the author of the New York Times bestseller A Brief History of Seven KillingsThe Book of Night Women, and John Crow’s DevilA 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, as well as the NAACP Image Award. Marlon James is a professor at Macalester College in St Paul. He divides his time between Minnesota and New York.

Jame’s new novel, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, is the first part of a new fantasy trilogy first conceived as a response to J.R.R. Tolkien. It will be published in the UK on February 28th.

You can follow Marlon James on Twitter, and pre-order a copy of his novel here.

If you have any questions about the upcoming lecture, please contact us.

The lecture is kindly sponsored by The Pembroke College Annual Fund and The Kadas Family Charitable Foundation.