Toppa Top 10: Ten Great Books By Caribbean Authors In 2015

December 10, 2015

Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead)

Honorable mention: Even though Marlon Jamesโ€™s third novel A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead) was published at the end of 2014 and not in 2015, this wild trip through the Jamaican underworld at the height of Bob Marleyโ€™s fame won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. In the process, James became the first Caribbean writer to win one of the worldโ€™s most prestigious awards since Junot Diaz, of the Dominican Republic, won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for his first novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Riverhead).