Book Nook: The Book of Night Women, Marlon James

Oct 22, 2010

Marlon James will be in Dayton on Sunday, November 7 to receive the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction. He won the award for his novel "The Book of Night Women." Set on a Jamaican sugar plantation during the late 18th century, this book is the story of a fictional slave revolt that was organized by a group of women, the "night women" of the title.

In this interview the author talks about his own roots in Jamaica, his inspiration for this book, and how he feels about winning this award. He also discusses his passion for literature and music. James is an avid reader and record collector. He's on the faculty of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.