New February Event: Marlon James in Conversation

On Sunday, February 17, just days after the official launch of his new epic, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, Marlon James will be right here in Vancouver, sitting down with author and UBC Creative Writing Instructor Ian Williams to discuss his highly anticipated novel and career-to-date.

Few books are as eagerly awaited as Black Leopard, Red Wolf. After stunning the international literary community with his startling original, Man Booker Prize-winning novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, James begins a bewitching new trilogy.  The New York Times, The Globe & Mail, The Guardian, Chatelaine, The Toronto Star, Forbes, Vogue and Buzzfeed have all hailed Black Leopard, Red Wolf as one of their most anticipated books of 2019.

Blending African history and mythology into a sprawling epic, Black Leopard, Red Wolf follows Tracker, a renowned mercenary, as he hunts down a missing boy. Chasing his trail through ancient cities, Tracker encounters witches and vampires, zombies and mermaids, as he pursues the child’s elusive scent. It’s an ambitious, enchanting page-turner.

And it doesn’t disappoint. Neil Gaiman praises Black Leopard, Red Wolf as ‘a fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made, with language as powerful as Angela Carter’s.’ Esquire calls it a ’sensual, psychological triumph.’ Nylon praises James for ‘[exploring] the outer limits of truth and power, as he crafts one of the most fully, imaginatively realized fantasy universes ever.’

Don’t miss your opportunity to hear from this internationally-renowned virtuoso. James will be sharing insights into the creative process behind this new, modern classic. What inspired him to pen this new fantasy? How do you bring the supernatural to life? What about the epic form resonates with our current cultural moment? And what happens next in this thrilling new series?

Tickets for this exciting, new event are selling quickly, so be sure to purchase yours.

Marlon James in Conversation with Ian Williams

Sunday, February 17 at 7:30pm
Waterfront Theatre, Vancouver
412 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC
General Admission: $30, Youth (under 30): $15

Learn more and purchase tickets here.


Ariel Hudnall