Marlon James was named one of the TIME 100 most influential people of 2019. In the issue, Salman Rushdie called James “one of the most important literary voices of his generation.” Get your tickets to his PEN World Voices event at the GC with this special offer.
Wednesday, May 8, 7:00 p.m.
Game of Leopards and Wolves:
Marlon James in Conversation with Victor LaValle
Marlon James is on a quest: to build a universe that fuses epic fantasies like Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones with the vast African mythology of the Jamaican author’s childhood. The result so far is 2019’s Black Leopard, Red Wolf, which was praised by Neil Gaiman as “a fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made.” James won the Man Booker Prize for his 2014 novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. He talks about his shift to fantasy with Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling and editor of the speculative fiction anthology A People’s Future of the United States.
$20 tickets (normally $35) available to the GC Public Programs list
(Enter the code: CUNY20)
Limited free tickets for CUNY students/faculty/staff
(Reserve using CUNY email address, and show CUNY ID at the door. One per person.)
Presented with PEN America as part of the World Voices Festival.
For more information about our programs, visit www.gc.cuny.edu/publicprograms.