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Marlon James' sweeping epic of Jamaica wins Booker Prize

Judges praise first Jamaican-born winner's stylistic range and unflinching exploration of violence, cronyism and corruption

James receiving his award from Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, at the presentation ceremony in London on Tuesday.

New York

JAMAICAN novelist Marlon James won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015 on Tuesday for his novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings - a raw, violent epic that uses the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in 1976 to explore Jamaican politics, gang wars and drug trafficking.