The winner of the Man Booker Prize was announced today; Marlon James won the award for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings.
I know virtually nothing about this Jamaican writer, but a bit of research reveals that he has written three novels: His first novel, The Book of Night Women, is about a slave woman's revolt in a Jamaican plantation in the early 19th century. James's second novel, John Crow's Devil, tells the story of a biblical struggle in a remote Jamaican village in 1957. His most recent novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, explores several decades of Jamaican history and political instability through the perspectives of many narrators.
I found these two articles full of interesting information about the first Jamaican to win this award: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-34511049 and http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/14/world/americas/marlon-james-jamaican-novelist-wins-man-booker-prize.html?smid=tw-nytbooks&smtyp=cur&_r=0.