The Duchess Of Cornwall Presents The 2015 Man Booker Prize

Author Marlon James named as the Winner of The 2015 Man Booker Prize for 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' at The Guildhall on October 13, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

"I realized how sick and tired I was of arguing about whether there should be a black hobbit in Lord of the Rings"

Marlon James, author of the Booker Prize winning novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” says he’s going to seriously ramp up the nerd factor in his new book.
The author says his upcoming work titled “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” is anAfrican Game of Thrones” in an interview with Man of the World magazine.He says the forthcoming book will be the first installment of a fantasy series that he promises to deck out with “one hundred pages describing a village” and “a big appendix on magic techniques.” The inspiration, he says, came from him being fed up with arguing about whether there should be black characters in existing fantasy books.