Expect an exciting conversation as Kerri Miller and award-winning author Marlon James leap into his new book "Black Leopard, Red Wolf".

Combining African history and mythology, fantasy and his own rich imagination in the story of a band of mercenaries hired to find a missing child, Marlon James has written an immersive saga of breathtaking adventure that's also a deeply involving novel. The first book in James’ Dark Star trilogy, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is both an addictive page-turner and a genre-defying epic. Bold, ambitious and captivating, it's a literary event that's great fun to read.

Marlon James is best known for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, which won the 2015 Man Booker Prize. Born in Jamaica, James now divides his time between Minnesota and New York.

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