Man Booker winner Marlon James: ‘I was the nerd, I wasn’t into sports, assumed gay’

The novelist talks about nearly packing it in after his first book was rejected 78 times, growing up listening to Eurythmics and Pet Shop Boys – and A Brief History of Seven Killings, his multi-voiced epic about the attempted assassination of Bob Marley

Das Kapital at the Arsenale: how Okwui Enwezor invited Marx to the Biennale

Collector billionaires arriving by super-yacht will be greeted by a team of performers reading Das Kapital every day for the next six months. Charlotte Higgins talks to the Venicle Biennale director Okwui Enwezor about revolution, racism and the small matter of Rolls-Royce sponsorship