Marlon James in Conversation with Ian Williams

Combining African history, mythology and his own rich imagination, Man Booker prize winning author Marlon James captivated the world with his bestselling fantasy novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf. Immersive, adventurous and exquisitely unique, it marked the first installment in James’ Dark Star trilogy.  

In a conversation with UBC Creative Writing Instructor Ian Williams, James shares his theories on writing across genres, the importance of reading diversely, and how readers carry stories long after the writer’s work has finished. 

Originally recorded on February 17, 2018 at Performance Works on Granville Island in beautiful Vancouver, BC. 


Lauren Dembicky