Man Booker prize winner’s debut novel was rejected 78 times

It requires immense tenacity to be a successful author, as evidenced by Marlon James, who won the Man Booker prize this week, fiction’s most prestigious award, despite having his first novel ‘John Crow’s Devil’ turned down by 78 publishers.  “I had to sit down and add it up one day and I had no idea it was that much,” he told BBC Radio 4.

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