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Lost and found

Russell Banks's story has its origins in an image of a middle-aged businessman in a hotel room, about to commit adultery with an attractive, slightly younger woman
Russell Banks  

African jewels

A timely anthology of short stories reveals the strength of contemporary African fiction—and, writes Ruth Franklin, the growth of globalised, “post-national” literature
Ruth Franklin  

The write stuff

Creative writing courses once suffered a similar reputation to media studies. But as their alumni start to swell the ranks of the literary elite, this is changing
Leo Benedictus