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Sheridan Reads returns in Winter 2019 for a community-wide reading experience based on Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the new work of epic fantasy by Man Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James.


An Evening with Marlon James | March 4, 2019

Sheridan Reads is delighted to welcome Marlon James as he reads from and discusses his novel, Black Leopard, Red Wolf. Marlon James will be featured in conversation with Sheridan Professor and Giller-nominated author Thea Lim, followed by a Q&A and book signing.

When: March 4, 2019 at 7 p.m. | Where: The Marquee (Trafalgar Road Campus)

Registration is now CLOSED. Based on attendance, tickets will be made available at the door during the event on a first come, first served basis. Thank you to everyone who registered for this event.


About the Book: Black Leopard, Red Wolf

In the stunning first novel in Marlon James’s Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child.

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.

“Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the kind of novel I never realized I was missing until I read it…I cannot wait for the next installment.” — Neil Gaiman

“James’ trilogy could become one of the most talked-about and influential adventure epics since George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire was transformed into Game of Thrones.— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)



About the Author: Marlon James

Marlon James was born in Jamaica in 1970. His novel A Brief History of Seven Killings won the 2015 Man Booker Prize, making him the first Jamaican author to take home the U.K.’s most prestigious literary prize. A New York Times Notable Book, the novel was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for fiction, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for fiction, and the Minnesota Book Award. Marlon James divides his time between Minnesota and New York and is also the author of the celebrated novels The Book of Night Women and John Crow’s Devil.

For more reading about Marlon James and his highly-acclaimed new novel, please see these recent articles:

The New Yorker   The Toronto Star   The New York Times   The L.A. Times


Other Sheridan Reads Events:

Black Leopard, Red Wolf Scavenger Hunt 

Sheridan students have the opportunity to enter a draw and win a free copy of Black Leopard, Red Wolf. The hunt begins February 11 and winners (five per Sheridan campus) will be announced on February 22. For details, visit the Sheridan Reads Instagram page at @sheridan_reads.

Film Screening: Black Panther | February 21, 2019

Drawing on the African-fantasy elements of Black Leopard, Red Wolf, Sheridan Reads presents a screening of the top-grossing film of 2018: Black Panther. Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther is nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards, airing February 24.  Join us for this pre-Oscar screening as we cheer on Black Panther, celebrate Black History Month, and look forward to our conversation with Marlon James on March 4!

When: February 21, 2019 at 7 p.m. | Where: Room B125 (Trafalgar Road Campus)

Spaces are limited, so be sure to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Sheridan Reads would like to thank our partners, the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton and the Sheridan Student Union, for their support in bringing this free and open-to-the-public screening to our community.

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About Sheridan Reads:

Sheridan Reads is an extended reading event that brings together students, staff and faculty with community groups, public libraries and service organizations in Mississauga, Oakville and Brampton to discuss and celebrate the work of writers from home and abroad. Past featured authors have included Lawrence Hill, Thomas King and Tracey Lindberg.

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Questions about Sheridan Reads? Please contact:

Sean McNabney
Associate Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
sean.mcnabney@sheridancollege.ca
905-845-9430 ext. 2045