Marlon James
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Booker winner Marlon James on rejection and Jamaican patois

His first book was rejected 70 times, but last year, Marlon James' novel based around the attempted assassination of Bob Marley saw him become the first Jamaican author to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize.

He spoke to BBC Breakfast about his career so far.

  • 28 May 2016
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