Jamaican author Marlon James has won the Man Booker Prize for his novel inspired by the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the 1970s.
Set across three decades, the novel uses the true story of the attempt on the life of reggae star [Bob] Marley to explore the turbulent world of Jamaican gangs and politics.
Michael Wood, chair of the judges, described A Brief History of Seven Killings as the "most exciting" book on the shortlist. He praised the book's "many voices" - it contains more than 75 characters - which "went from Jamaican slang to Biblical heights".
Wood said, "One of the pleasures of reading it is that you turn the page and you're not quite sure who the next narrator will be."