Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James on the music that moves him

In today's instalment of the q playlist series, Marlon James joins Shad to share songs that mean the most to him as a man and artist.
Marlon James is the first Jamaican winner of the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. (Ben Shannon, illustration/Pablo Alejandro Araujo Granda, background)

2015 Man Booker Prize recipient Marlon James is the first Jamaican novelist ever to win the prestigious U.K. literary prize. His novel — A Brief History of Seven Killings — jumps off from the real-life assassination attempt on reggae star Bob Marley. 

Music suffuses both the story, and the author's own life. In today's instalment of the q playlist series, James joins Shad to share songs that mean the most to him as a man and artist, as well as their connection to his roots. 

WEB EXTRA | As sampled on air, here are the songs James selected. 


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