Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 7:30pm
6221 Main St.
Houston, TX 77030
United States

***Tickets for Marlon James are SOLD OUT. A limited amount will be available at the door.***


Brazos Bookstore presents Marlon James, reading from his new book Black Leopard, Red Wolf.

Marlon James is the author of the New York Times bestseller A Brief History of Seven Killings, The Book of Night Women, and John Crow's Devil. A Brief History of Seven Killings won the Man Booker Prize, the American Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Award for Fiction, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Book of Night Women won the Minnesota Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as the NAACP Image Award.

Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written a novel unlike anything that's come before it: a saga of breathtaking adventure that's also an ambitious, involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is both surprising and profound as it explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power, and our need to understand them both.

Marlon James will be in conversation with Kavita Singh:

Dr. Kavita Singh specializes in Caribbean literature, working comparatively in French, English, and Creole. Her research and teaching span literary analysis, cultural studies, performance and translation theory, critical race theory and postcolonial studies. She is part of the Empire Studies and Translation Studies collectives in the English department, and her writing interests are diverse: she recently completed a project on race and feminism in Trinidad, is working on the erotic in Caribbean women’s writings, and on the intersection of performance and language in postcolonial Caribbean writing. Her book manuscript, Carnival Language: Performance and Multilingualism in the Postcolonial Caribbean brings her passion for thinking language and translation together with her interest in Carnival cultures, and it argues that performance and multilingualism are intrinsic to postcolonial Caribbean expressions of cultural and political autonomy.


This event will take place on Sunday, February 10 at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church. This is a ticketed event. Doors open at 7pm. the event starts at 7:30pm.

There are two ticket options: ADMIT ONE tickets are $30 plus tax and include a single seat, as well as a hardcover copy of Black Leopard, Red Wolf. ADMIT TWO tickets are $35 plus tax and include two seats, as well as one hardcover copy of Black Leopard, Red Wolf. 

Once you purchase online, you will receive a confirmation email within 24-48 hours. Physical tickets (and copies of the book) are available for pickup at the store after you receive a confirmation email, or at the venue the night of. If you have purchased a ticket and are unable to attend but would like to pick up your signed copy of Black Leopard, Red Wolf, you must pick up your unclaimed book within two weeks of the event (by February 25). We are unable to hold books or proof of purchase past February 25.

Marlon James will be signing and personalizing books after the event.

Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church is located at 6221 Main St, Houston, TX 77030, near Rice University and Hermann Park. Parking will be available, and MetroRail stops are walking distance from Palmer. If you would like to know more about parking and the venue in general, please visit the welcome page on their website.

Tickets are nonrefundable.

For more information, please contact the store at 713-523-0701.