Marlon James poses with his prize at London's Guildhall. He destroyed the manuscript of his first novel and briefly stopped writing after scores of rejections from publishers. Photo: Reuters

How Man Booker winner Marlon James almost quit after 78 rejections

Author whose A Brief History of Seven Killings was announced as this year's winner of the HK$600,000 prize last week, briefly stopped work on his first novel

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Marlon James poses with his prize at London's Guildhall. He destroyed the manuscript of his first novel and briefly stopped writing after scores of rejections from publishers. Photo: Reuters
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